Australia Post/StarTrack new domestic air-freighter network
Qantas and Australia Post today announced a new dedicated domestic air-freighter network to be used exclusively by Australia Post and StarTrack customers.
The dedicated network will consist of six freighter aircraft featuring StarTrack livery, with continued priority access to cargo space in the Qantas Group’s passenger fleet. Five of the dedicated StarTrack freighters will come from Qantas Freight’s existing fleet, with a soon to be delivered sixth larger aircraft, a Boeing 737-400, joining the fleet.*
To be launched in July this year – the network is part of the five year contract, with a value in excess of $500 million, signed last year for the transport of Australia Post’s domestic mail, parcels and Express Post until mid-2020.
Dedicated Australia Post/StarTrack fleet:
From July 2016, the network will service nine destinations across the east and west coast of Australia and include the following aircraft:
- 1x B737-400 (an additional aircraft to be operated by Express Freighters Australia, Qantas Freight’s wholly-owned subsidiary freighter management company)
- 2 x B737-300 (part of existing Qantas Freight Fleet)
- 3 x BAE146-300 (part of existing Qantas Freight Fleet)
Including the additional B737-400, Qantas Freight will have a total of 14 aircraft.