Qantas Freight is reportedly considering a plan to lease a small number of Boeing 747-8F or 777F freighters, in an agreement likely to be announced in coming months, according to Air Transport Intelligence (ATI).
Qantas Freight currently wet-leases three 747-400F freighters from Atlas Air, with a Qantas spokesman telling ATI that the airline is “always looking at potential fleet options”.
Meanwhile, an Atlas Air spokeswoman said the company has already placed their first three deliveries of 747-8Fs with British Airways, and was currently “in talks with a number of additional existing and potential new customers” regarding the leasing of further aircraft. “We have received a great deal of interest in these game-changing aircraft from these parties, and we look forward to announcing the placement of aircraft with them at the appropriate time,” the spokeswoman told ATI.
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