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Qantas expanding fleet

Feb. 22, 2011, Sydney, Aus. - Qantas Group has plans to buy ten new planes, and lease 18 aircraft by the end of 2013 in a move to boost its domestic, resources charter and international fleets, Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce has said.


February 22, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

"With the domestic market continuing its strong post-GFC recovery and growth, the Qantas Group will need additional capacity to participate in this growth and maintain its profit maximizing 65% domestic market share," he added.

Fleet additions will be spread across each of the group's premium and low-fare airlines, as well as Network Aviation resource charter services in Western Australia.

Fokker 100s will be purchased for Network Aviation and the 18 leases include five B737-800s, ten A320s, one A330-200 for Jetstar and two B717s for QantasLink.

The first domestic B737-800 with in-flight product changes, the roll-out of faster, smarter next-generation check-in and lounge upgrades will be delivered in April 2011.

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