AUSTRALIA: Qantas Freight buys Oz trucking company

Qantas Freight Enterprises has signed an agreement to purchase Australian national trucking business Jets Transport Express (Jets), which specialises in interstate air freight movements. The acquisition of Jets will increase the breadth of Australian airline Qantas¡¯ air freight capability and improve the service for its air freight and cargo handling customer, according to Qantas Freight […]


Qantas Freight Enterprises has signed an agreement to purchase Australian national trucking business Jets Transport Express (Jets), which specialises in interstate air freight movements.

The acquisition of Jets will increase the breadth of Australian airline Qantas¡¯ air freight capability and improve the service for its air freight and cargo handling customer, according to Qantas Freight Enterprises executive general manager Grant Fenn.

"Jets provides bonded interstate trucking for domestic legs of international air freight using trailers that are specially designed to handle air freight pallets," he said.

"The acquisition of Jets will allow us for the first time to of er 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.

"A vastly improved trucking to airside interface will also enhance the efficiency of terminal operations and allow Qantas Freight Enterprises better control of its Australian domestic distribution. We see great potential to expand and grow the Jets business," he added.

Qantas Freight markets the cargo capacity on all Qantas and Jetstar international services and operates three dedicated B747-400 freighter aircraft on scheduled international services, carrying an estimated 340,000 tonnes of air freight annually. It also operates cargo handling terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Los Angeles.