To change the flavour from the future to the past for a fleeting moment I was browsing through some of my TN (TAA) timetables over coffee today and noticed they utilised the A300 on a pure freight flight MEL - PER - SYD as follows:
TN 2240 MEL - PER 2245 - 0030 (Wed)
TN 2245 PER - SYD 0115 - 0710 (Thu)
I have no record of when it commenced but it ceased on 6 Aug 1982. Learn something new every day!!
In 1982, the A330 was the only domestic plane that offered containerised freight. There would've been plenty of freight business of larger items available and no passengers or luggage would've meant significant weight could've been carried.below deck.
717, 721/2, 732/3/4/5/7/8/9, 742/3/4, 752/3, 762/3, 772/E/W, 788/9, 300,310, 319,320/1, 332/3, 359, 388, DC9, DC10, F28, F100, 142,143, E75/90, CR2, D82/3/4, SF3, ATR