Express Freighters Australia

Express Freighters Australia is a cargo airline based in Sydney, Australia. It was established in August 2006 and is wholly owned by Qantas Freight, a subsidiary of Qantas.[1]

Express Freighters Australia
IATA ICAO Callsign
Fleet size6
Parent companyQantas Freight
HeadquartersSydney, New South Wales, Australia


Qantas announced that Express Freighters Australia would start operations in October 2006 with one aircraft and four pilots, increasing to four aircraft and up to 40 pilots by March 2007.[2] It was intended that the airline would be a dedicated domestic air freight carrier for time-sensitive freight such as mail, electrical equipment and computers.[3] It commenced operations on 24 October 2006, initially operating one Boeing 737-300,[4] and expanded to four aircraft during 2007.

The four 737s supplanted Boeing 727-200s previously operated on behalf of Australian air Express (itself a joint venture of Qantas Freight and Australia Post) by National Jet Systems.


The Express Freighters Australia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[5]

The four 737-300 aircraft were formerly part of the Qantas passenger-carrying fleet and are still owned by Qantas.[6] Express Freighters Australia also operates a Boeing 767-300F on behalf of its parent company Qantas Freight.[1][7]


  1. "Qantas subsidiaries". Qantas Airways. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  2. Qantas subsidiaries retrieved 14 May 2007
  3. The Age 17 August 2006.
  4. Australian air Express Media Release Archived 30 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 2007-12-10.
  5. "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 4.
  6. Australian civil aircraft register search Archived 11 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, using "Boeing 737-376" as the search parameter. Search conducted 6 May 2011.
  7. "QF ups freight capacity on Tasman". Australian Aviation magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2011.

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