Qantas Adds Two 747-8F Freighters to Fleet

Qantas Freight has announced it will lease two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft, offering greater capacity and improved efficiency for its global freight customers.

Boeing 747-8F Credit: YouTube

The next-generation freighters will replace the current two Boeing 747-400F. The newer, more efficient Boeing 747-8F provides a better service, with additional freight capacity and even greater reliability for time-sensitive shipments.

Widely regarded as one of the most efficient freighter aircraft in service, the 747-8F features a longer fuselage than the Boeing 747-400F, offering up to 20% more freight capacity with space for seven extra pallets.

Benefits of the Boeing 747-8F
Over 130T (20T more payload)
Over 842m3 (119m3 more space)
34 main deck pallets (4 extra pallets)
12 lower deck pallets (3 extra pallets)

Expected to commence services from late July 2019, the 747-8F freighters will carry cargo on Qantas Freight’s existing network between 10 key cargo hubs in Australia, China and the United States. (Subject to regulatory approval).

Qantas is responding to strong growth in demand driven by e-commerce, fresh produce, electronics and mining equipment across its international freight network.

Qantas Freight has operated freighter services between Australia, China and the USA for the past 15 years. They operate a dedicated fleet of 14 freighter aircraft as well as managing the freight capacity on Qantas and Jetstar passenger services across domestic and international routes.

Air cargo exporters using Qantas now have a choice of over 5,000 weekly flights to over 80 destinations within Australia. Internationally, Qantas Freight offers cargo space on over 1,700 weekly flights to over 20 countries.