SYDNEY/DFW: June 06 2016. Qantas Freight will include DFW as an additional stop on one of its four weekly 747-400 freighter services connecting Australia, China, the USA and Australia.
Beginning with a June 07 departure, the aircraft will route via Chongqing, Shanghai and Chicago before leaving DFW on June 09 for a return flight via Los Angeles to Sydney.
The company says the midweek service is ideal for bringing electronics, e-commerce and general cargo into the U.S. from China, and is also an established gateway to pick up a range of energy, mining and aerospace cargo in the U.S. bound for Australia.
“Qantas Freight has operated a well-supported freighter route between Australia, China and the USA for 12 consecutive years. We are pleased to keep meeting the needs of our customers by adding another southern USA freight gateway into our scheduling,” said Gareth Evans, Qantas CEO - International and Freight.
“Qantas already carries freight in the belly space of our daily return A380 passenger services between Sydney and Dallas Fort Worth. The addition of this B747-400F freighter service now gives us capacity for main deck and oversize shipments. This additional service reinforces the Qantas Group’s commitment to the Texas region and responds to demand we have for bringing larger loads and outsized shipments into Australia,” he added.
Qantas Freight markets the freight capacity on Qantas and most Jetstar passenger aircraft as well as operating a fleet of thirteen dedicated freighters to supplement capacity on key domestic and international routes.