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Australia Post and Qantas have welcomed the largest aircraft to join the dedicated domestic air network used exclusively by Australia Post and StarTrack customers.
Bob Black, Chief Operations Officer, Australia Post Group and CEO, StarTrack, said the addition of the B737-400 was great news for Australian consumers and retailers, and further strengthened Australia Post’s delivery network.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer local businesses access to the best value delivery service in the market; a fully integrated eCommerce and logistics network in the sky and on the ground,” said Black.
“This new aircraft is the largest type of freighter aircraft operating scheduled services in Australia and gives us greater capacity and flexibility.
“We know that online shopping continues to grow because of the price, range and convenience of products available on domestic and international marketplaces.
“The main aim for us is to help Australian businesses, including those in rural and regional areas, stay strong in a competitive and global market, and this new plane sets us apart from our competitors.”
The B737-400 freighter is capable of carrying 16,500kg of cargo and is part of a dedicated network of six aircraft – all branded in StarTrack livery.
The air-freighter’s arrival is part of a five-year contract worth more than $500 million for the transport of Australia Post and StarTrack’s range of premium and express products and services until mid-2020. The agreement includes priority access to cargo space in Qantas Group’s passenger fleet.
Trailing transport equipment company, Freighter, has announced that will give one customer the chance to win a Victory Motorcycle, in a promotion launched at the 2012 International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne.
Freighter general manager, Rod Cunningham, said the competition was a way of “giving something back” to their customers.
The competition is designed to encourage the market to by its products.
“We recognise that it’s not easy being a transport operator in Australia,” Cunningham said at the launch of the promotion.
“Drivers can do up to 80 or 90 hours a week, which means they have very little leisure time when they finally do get a break. We hope that this bike will go to a worthy winner who can get out on the open road on their day off and enjoy a bit of freedom.”
“We also see a common link between the passion and prestige of owning a Freighter, similar to the same feelings of owning a genuine American built motorbike.”
The winner will receive a Victory Vegas 8-Ball motorcycle, featuring a 1731 CC v-twin engine, the Vegas 8-Ball which is painted all black.
Any customer who orders a new Freighter between 15 March and 30 June will be eligible to enter, subject to the terms and conditions of the competition, the company said.
For entry details and full terms and conditions, visit www.freighter.com.au.
Image: The Victory Vegas 8-Ball