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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 12, 2019

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 26, 2016

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 10, 2016

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 22, 2015

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 12, 2014