Australia Post and Qantas have expanded their existing air freight partnership by adding a B737-400 to the dedicated domestic air network used exclusively by Australia Post and StarTrack customers.
The B737-400 freighter is capable of carrying 16,500 kg of cargo and is part of a dedicated network of six aircraft – all branded in StarTrack livery. The addition of the aircraft is is part of a five-year contract worth more than $500m for the transport of Australia Post and StarTrack’s range of premium and express services until mid-2020. The agreement also includes priority access to cargo space in Qantas Group’s passenger fleet.
Australia Post Group’s Chief Operations Officer and StarTrack CEO, Bob Black, explained, “This new aircraft is the largest type of freighter aircraft operating scheduled services in Australia and gives us greater capacity and flexibility.
Qantas International and Freight CEO, Gareth Evans, said, “This new fleet is about providing Australia Post with the capability it needs to bring Australians a great delivery service and respond to the big changes we’re seeing with the online shopping boom.”
Source: Australia Post