Qantas, Cobham Aviation Services extend regional freight ops agreement

Qantas Freight has extended its agreement with Adelaide-based Cobham Aviation Services (CAvS) for regional freight service for six more years, CAvS announced today. The renewed agreement will commence on July 1, 2020 and will run on through June 30, 2026, with the option for an additional 12-month extension.  Under the agreement, Cobham will use its four Bae146-300QT regional aircraft to shuttle freight for […]

Qantas Freight expands Australia Post agreement

The cargo branch of Australian carrier Qantas, Qantas Freight, announced the expansion of its AU$1 billion (US$675 million) domestic and international airfreight agreement with Australia Post to support growing e-commerce demand for parcel shipment. Under the seven-year agreement, Australia Post will have access to space on Qantas Freight’s freighter fleet, as well as priority access […]

Freight only weak division during bumper FY2016 at Qantas

Qantas’ results for fiscal year 2016 are out, and the airline’s cargo business still turned a profit – albeit less than the year before –  despite what CEO Alan Joyce called, “a tough cargo market.” Qantas Freight reported underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of US$48.75 million, down 44 percent on last year. That […]

Australia Post and Aramex team up to take on Asia e-commerce market

A one-two asset sale and joint venture deal between UAE-based logistics company Aramex and Australia Post will allow the two companies to combine their “resources and expertise to build a compelling global e-commerce delivery platform,” according to Aramex chief executive Hussein Hachem. The deal involves a series of complex assets sales, mergers and acquisitions that […]

Virgin Australia loses Toll contract, forms cargo division

After losing its exclusive belly-hold cargo deal with Toll Group at the end of this month, Virgin Australia said it will bring its cargo operation back in-house and form a new Virgin Australia Cargo division as of July 1. Merren McArthur, group executive for Virgin Australia Cargo, said that “Virgin Australia will now actively compete […]

News Briefs: TNT adds service to Hanover; Cargojet revenues grow; and more

Express parcel operator TNT added a five-times-a-week flight to Hanover, Germany, using a 737-400 freighter. The service connects Hanover to TNT’s main international hub in Liege, Belgium, as well as to Billund, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport, pictured at right, is a convenient gateway for delivery to other northern German cities such as […]