Qantas Freight today announced it will introduce a weekly freighter service to the southern US freight gateway of Dallas Fort Worth as part of its triangular route connecting Australia, China, the US and Australia.
Qantas Freight offers four weekly B747-400F freighter services operated by Atlas Air and from 9 June 2016 one of these services will make a new stop at Dallas Fort Worth every Thursday morning.
The midweek service is ideal for bringing electronics, e-commerce and general cargo into the US from China, and is also an established gateway to pick up a range of energy, mining and aerospace cargo in the US bound for Australia.
“Qantas Freight has operated a well-supported freighter route between Australia, China and the US for twelve consecutive years. We are pleased to keep meeting the needs of our customers by adding another southern US freight gateway into our scheduling,” said Gareth Evans, Qantas CEO – International and Freight.
“Qantas already carries freight in the belly space of our daily A380 passenger services between Sydney and Dallas Fort Worth. The addition of this B747-400F freighter service now gives us capacity for main deck and oversize shipments. This additional service reinforces the Qantas Group’s commitment to the Texas region and responds to demand we have for bringing larger loads and outsized shipments into Australia.”
Dallas Fort Worth is conveniently located in the catchment zone for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi. It’s ideally situated near the manufacturing industries in northern Mexico and less than four hours trucking from Houston’s oil field services and equipment manufacturing plants.