Qantas has signed a letter of intent with Vallair to lease an Airbus A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter) conversion aircraft to service its recently announced alliance with Australia Post.
This A321P2F will be operated by Qantas Freight on behalf of Australia Post.
Qantas will be the first airline in the world to operate the A321 as a freighter aircraft. The first A321P2F leased from Vallair is due to be delivered in 2020.
The move by Qantas is to service the recently announced e-commerce and parcel strategic alliance with Australia Post. The A321P2F will add nearly 50 per cent more capacity – or an additional nine tonnes – compared to the existing fleet.