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COVID-19 AIR CARGO BULLETIN BOARD

1. New IFAM flight, additional capacity: Toowoomba (Wellcamp) to Hong Kong

We are pleased to announce new flight capacity under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) from Toowoomba (Wellcamp) to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. These flights will operate for 6 weeks under the following schedule: • Toowoomba – Hong Kong: o Sundays commencing 7 June What do I need to do? To access these flights please contact your own freight forwarder or one of the IFAM freight forwarders. Pricing The IFAM is not intended to fully offset the increase in freight costs to pre-COVID- 19 levels. The Australian Government is meeting a portion of the airfreight costs, however, you will need to make a financial contribution towards the cost of your freight. This cost is likely to be more than pre-COVID airfreight rates. The Airline rate(s) take into account the Australian Government contribution to these flights. These rates may be subject to change, please check the IFAM website for future updates. Should you require any assistance from Wellcamp Airport please call Robert Kasch – mob: 0466 451 998. Thank you. International Freight Assistance Mechanism Team.


2. New IFAM flights: Los Angeles – Melbourne / Brisbane

Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) has received advice that the establishment of new International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) and Brisbane (BNE) with Virgin Australia - for further detail please click the Austrade logo.


3. AIR CANADA CARGO - New 3 weekly schedule cargo flights starting 04 May 2020

Monday 27 April 2020 - We are pleased to announce that Air Canada will be operating 3 weekly scheduled cargo-only flights using our 787-9 passenger aircraft effective 04 May 2020, scheduled as follows: Flight Number ETD SYDNEY SYD Day of Operations ETA TORONTO YYZ AC7218 06h15 Mon, Wed, Sat 21h40 Onwards connections to Canada, US and Europe (LHR-FRA) available. Details below: https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/covid-19/#schedule Cut-off: 19h00 the night before (Sun, Tue, Fri respectively) Please contact GSA Cargo for booking , as per standard procedure: SYD: syd@gsacargo.com.au BNE : sales@gsacargo.com.au MEL: mel@gsacargo.com.au Please copy sydcargo@aircanada.ca


4. AIR CANADA CARGO – SYD TO TORONTO VIA AUCKLAND

We are pleased to announce that Air Canada is now offering capacity ex Sydney to Auckland 3 times a week using our 777-300 passenger aircraft which operates from Sydney to Toronto via Auckland. Due to strong demand we have up gauged our 787-9 service to a 777-300: Flight Number ETD SYDNEY SYD Day of Operations ETA AUCKLAND AKL ETA TORONTO YYZ Aircraft AC7218 06h15 Mon, Wed, Sat 11h15 21h40 777-300 Onwards connections to Canada, US, South America, Tel-Aviv and Europe (LHR-FRA-ZRH-MPX and many more) available. Details below: https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/covid-19/#schedule AC7218 Cut-off: 19h00 the night before (Sun, Tue, Fri respectively) – Our GHA is Menzies. Please contact GSA Cargo for booking , as per standard procedure: SYD: syd@gsacargo.com.au BNE : sales@gsacargo.com.au MEL: mel@gsacargo.com.au Please copy sydcargo@aircanada.ca


5. LAX - SYD: AMI CHARTERED CARGO FLIGHT

AMI is delighted to introduce a weekly chartered cargo flight from LAX to SYD with a road feeder service to MEL/BNE/PER & ADL. Starting Saturday April on a Boeing 787-9 series, giving AMI customers EXCLUSIVE access to guaranteed weekly capacity on this important trade route. Contacts - wmike.pattinson@airmenzies.com or alex.barkway@airmenzies.com


6. NARITA (JAPAN) to SYD

ANSTO will be securing some regular charter flights ex Narita (JAPAN) to SYD, they will have some additional capacity with each charter and would like to hear from any forwarders that might be requiring space. Any enquiries please contact Tony Fisher from ANSTO who will be managing the charters on tfi@ansto.gov.au


7. QANTAS FREIGHT - AKL, LAX and HKG

Qantas have a schedule of Government funded repatriation flights subsidising freight movements available to all of industry – AKL, LAX and HKG (feedback from Government has noted a particularly low uptake in cargo destined for Auckland which in turn may jeopardise continuation of this destination) – please click on Qantas Freight logo to access the repat flight schedule


8. NEW QANTAS FREIGHT FLIGHT AVAILABILITY

In an effort to get more freight moving, there are three initial Qantas freight flights that can get exporters' produce to Japan and Singapore starting Tuesday, 5 May. There will be one flight per week for an initial period of six weeks. There are three flight routes: Sydney to Japan (Narita Airport) Melbourne to Singapore Brisbane to Singapore. See the full flight schedule for flight numbers, days of operation, and departure and arrival times. Click on the image (left) for more detail.


9. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - AKL, LAX and HKG

Virgin have a schedule of Government funded repatriation flights subsidising freight movements available to all of industry – AKL, LAX and HKG (feedback from Government has noted a particularly low uptake in cargo destined for Auckland which in turn may jeopardise continuation of this destination) – please click on the Virgin Australia logo to access the repat flight schedule (click the ‘international flights’ tab).


AUSTRADE - ADDITIONAL AIR FREIGHT CAPACITY AVAILABLE FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS

To support Australian exporters, Qantas and Virgin Australia are offering air freight capacity on repatriation international passenger services to Auckland, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and London, from Thursday 9 April 2020. While these services are limited, this will give Australian producers a way to obtain valuable inputs for their businesses. The return flights to Australia will bring in vital medicines, medical supplies and equipment to support Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The confirmed international flights will operate for approximately 4 weeks on the following routes - please click on the Austrade logo for further detail.:


Wellcamp Airport (Toowoomba)

Wellcamp Airport is still operating during the crisis and strongly supports the FTA initiative to co-operate with industry through the COVID-19 Air Cargo Bulletin Board - please click on the Wellcamp logo for more detail


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