Qantas Freight, Australia Post Group sign contract to extend partnership

Qantas Freight and the Australia Post Group have signed a five-year extension of their international mail air freight agreement, the companies said.

Quantas said under the agreement Qantas Freight will handle 12,000 tonnes of mail and parcels out of Australia each year. The total value of the contract with the Australia Post Group is in excess of USD500 million over five years.

As well as continuing to fly international letters, the international agreement includes the handling of international parcels on the Qantas Group´s more than 1500 international flights per week. Interline agreements that Qantas Freight has in place with other carriers ensure the Australia Post Group has worldwide access.

The Australia Post Group is a user of air freight service.

Qantas Airways is operated as part of publicly listed Qantas Group. It is the national airline of Australia with hubs in Sydney and Melbourne and secondary hubs in Perth and Brisbane. Utilizing a large fleet of narrow and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, Qantas operates services to New Zealand, the Americas, Asia, South Africa and Europe. Regional services are provided by subsidiary, QantasLink.