Monday, March 18, 2013

Cargo Airlines Form Freight Partnership

Network Sharing to Commence This Month
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA – UAE – WORLDWIDE – From March 31st, Emirates SkyCargo and Qantas Freight will offer customers access to each other’s networks, marketing cargo capacity to a combined total of 233 ports across six continents. Subject to regulatory approval, the partnership on cargo services will form part of the Emirates-Qantas alliance. Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo, Ram Menen said:

“This partnership will offer customers a range of benefits including increased frequencies, more options and flexibility, and ultimately improvements through the creation of seamless connections to more destinations. SkyCargo customers from around the world will initially have access to 28 destinations on Qantas Freight’s network including ten ports in Australia and eight destinations in Asia.”

Qantas is also set to expand its network to include 65 Emirates destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia connecting these with Qantas’ existing network of 80 destinations in Australia. Executive Manager Qantas Freight Enterprises, Lisa Brock said:

“With the introduction of seamless connections between our domestic and international network, we will offer unmatched access for Australian exporters and global businesses wishing to reach markets in Australia. Our time sensitive cargo customers shipping between Australia and Europe can now connect via Dubai as a one stop service to provide their customers with a faster and more efficient product. For both Emirates’ and Qantas’ long term general cargo customers in Singapore we are able to offer both an extensive range of options to the UK and Europe and an unmatched offering to in-demand destinations across Australia.”

Both Qantas Freight and Emirates SkyCargo customers can now book cargo capacity on Emirates and Qantas flights operating between Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa from 31 March 2013. Subject to regulatory approvals, Emirates and Qantas will offer over 90 services per week from Australia to Dubai from 31 March.