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Qantas to manage Jetstar Asia freight capacity

Jetstar Asia has entered into an agreement with Qantas Freight to manage its freight capacity from 20 November.

The arrangement covers 23 ports in 13 markets, and gives the budget carrier access to Qantas Freight’s 130 partners.

Cirium fleet data shows that Jetstar Asia operates 18 Airbus A320 aircraft, which the budget carrier says carries up to two-and-a-half tonnes of cargo per flight.

“As the only low fares airline operating services from Singapore to numerous Asia-Pacific destinations like Okinawa, Darwin, Medan and Siem Reap, Qantas freight customers will also benefit from direct access to fresh markets previously unavailable to them,” says Jetstar Asia chief executive Barathan Pasupathi.

“By joining forces, we will improve efficiencies for the group, offer greater flexibility and leverage synergies while unlocking value for our freight customers by offering more connections,” says Qantas Freight executive manager Paul Jones.

“This partnership will provide a more streamlined freight journey through Asia, Australia, Europe and the US.”

Singapore-based Jetstar Asia is 49% owned by Qantas.

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