Qantas confirms Jets Transport Express acquisition

By: Jason Whittaker


As exclusively revealed by ATN, Qantas has confirmed it will buy national trucking business Jets Transport Express. Qantas says the acquisition

As exclusively revealed by ATN, Qantas has confirmed it will buy national trucking business Jets Transport Express.

Qantas says the acquisition of Jets, which specialises in interstate air freight movements, will increase the breadth of its air freight capability and improve service levels for air freight and cargo handling customers.

"Jets provides bonded interstate trucking for domestic legs of international air freight using trailers
that are specially designed to handle air freight pallets," says Grant Fenn, Executive General Manager of Qantas Freight Enterprises.

"The acquisition of Jets will allow us for the first time to offer a truly seamless transfer between
international and domestic operations.

"We will introduce track and trace capability and have the Jets fleet added to the airline reservation system to improve the booking process for customer airlines and freight forwarders.

Fenn says a vastly improved trucking to airside interface will also enhance the efficiency of terminal operations and allow Qantas Freight better control of its Australian domestic distribution.

"We see great potential to expand and grow the Jets business," he says.

Jets operates between all major capital cities from hubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Qantas Freight markets the cargo capacity on all Qantas and Jetstar international services and operates three dedicated 747-400 freighter aircraft on scheduled international services.

It is Australia’s largest operator of cargo handling terminals with operations in Sydney, Sydney T2, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Los Angeles. In 2007/08, Qantas Freight will carry over 340,000 tonnes of air freight.

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