Express Freighters Australia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Express Freighters Australia
IATA
-
ICAO
EFA
Callsign
EXPRESS FREIGHT
Founded 2006
Fleet size 4[1]
Parent company Qantas Freight
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Express Freighters Australia is a cargo airline based in Sydney, Australia. It was established in August 2006 and is wholly owned by Qantas Freight, a subsidiary of Qantas.[1]


History[edit]

Qantas announced that Express Freighters Australia would start operations in October 2006 with one aircraft and four pilots, increasing to four aircraft and up to 40 pilots by March 2007.[2] It was intended that the airline would be a dedicated domestic air freight carrier for time-sensitive freight such as mail, electrical equipment and computers.[3] It commenced operations on 24 October 2006, initially operating one Boeing 737-300,[4] and expanded to four aircraft during 2007.

The four 737s supplanted Boeing 727-200s previously operated on behalf of Australian air Express (itself a joint venture of Qantas Freight and Australia Post) by National Jet Systems.

Fleet[edit]

Express Freighters Australia Boeing 737-300 VH-XML at Melbourne Airport.

As of May 2011 the Express Freighters Australia fleet consists of:[1][5][dead link]

The four 737 aircraft were formerly part of the Qantas passenger-carrying fleet and are still owned by Qantas.[6] Express Freighters Australia also operates a Boeing 767-300F on behalf of its parent company Qantas Freight.[1][7]

In April 2013 Qantas announced its intention to lease a Boeing 747-400ERF to be operated by Express Freighters Australia. [1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Qantas subsidiaries". Qantas Airways. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Qantas subsidiaries retrieved 14 May 2007
  3. ^ The Age 17 August 2006.
  4. ^ Australian air Express Media Release retrieved 2007-12-10.
  5. ^ Express Freighters Australia Air Operator Certificate retrieved 24 December 2009.
  6. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search, using "Boeing 737-376" as the search parameter. Search conducted 6 May 2011.
  7. ^ "QF ups freight capacity on Tasman". Australian Aviation magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "747F for Qantas Freight". Australian Aviation magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

External links[edit]