|Quoting VHVXB (Reply 2):|
At the moment Fuel seems to be the biggest factor for QF decreased profits
|Quoting Sydscott (Reply 3):|
Once they consolidate their freight businesses and then group them along business lines I think it's inevitable we will see Qantas make acquistions to further boost these lines. Their total freight revenue was around AUD$2.5 billion in 2006.
QANTAS has stolen a march on rival Virgin Blue with the formation of a dedicated domestic air freight business.
Express Freighters Australia will start operating in October with refurbished B737-300 aircraft that will carry time-sensitive freight such as mail, electrical equipment and computers. Qantas already carries domestic freight in the belly of its passenger aircraft.
Virgin Blue also carries some freight, and Paul Little, managing director of Toll Holdings, the new owner of Virgin Blue, indicated that Virgin's potential as a freight carrier was one of the advantages gained from the takeover of Patrick Corp.
Qantas' chief executive Geoff Dixon said Express Freighters Australia would lease B737-300 aircraft to Australian air Express (AaE) under a 12-year contract. AaE is a Qantas-Australia Post joint venture
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