Express Freighters Australia

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Express Freighters Australia
IATA ICAO Callsign
QE EFA EXPRESS FREIGHT
Founded2006
Fleet size6
Parent companyQantas Freight
HeadquartersSydney, 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 at Melbourne Airport in 2007

The Express Freighters Australia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[5]

The four 737-300 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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 Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 2007-12-10.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 4.
  6. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search Archived 11 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, 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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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