Qantas Freight will lease two Boeing 747-8F airplanes from Atlas Air. The new cargo jets are expected to enter service for Qantas in July 2019.
The new freighters will replace Qantas’ current two Boeing 747-400F that are also leased and operated by Atlas Air. Compared to the Boeing 747-400F, the 747-8F features a longer fuselage than the Boeing 747-400F, offering up to 20 per cent more freight capacity.
Qantas Freight is a subsidiary company of Qantas and operates a fleet of various freighter aircraft, including Boeing 737-300F, 767-300F and BAe 146-300F airplanes. Furthermore, the airline manages the freight capacity on Qantas and Jetstar passenger flights across domestic and international routes.
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