Qantas Freight welcomes first B747-8F to fleet

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Qantas Freight has welcomed the first of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters to its fleet, to be operated by Atlas Air.

The aircraft, which touched down in Sydney yesterday (Tuesday 27 August), offers 20% more freight capacity and space for seven extra cargo pallets compared to the 747-400F.

Paul Jones, executive manager of Qantas Freight says: “These aircraft have a far better environmental footprint, producing less carbon emissions and offering greater efficiency, something that we know is really important to our customers.”

The two freighters will operate between Australia, China and the USA and the second 747-8F will enter service later this week.

The aircraft will be painted in Atlas Air livery with Qantas Freight’s logo on display either side of the nose and underneath the nose cargo door.