Against the odds: Splitting hairs with Atlas Air
Splitting hairs, occasionally, has its own upside.
Qantas has upped its freighter capacity by 20% following a new deal with Atlas Air. From July, Atlas will operate two 747-8Fs for Qantas, instead of two 747-400Fs. The aircraft operate on routes in Australia, China, New Zealand and the US, according to Australian Aviation. Qantas, which saw its freight revenues rise 15%, year on year, in the second half of 2018, said it was seeing “strong growth in demand driven by e-commerce, fresh produce, electronics and mining equipment”. It added that the 747-8Fs would give extra capacity and reliability to its operations.