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.
"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.