New IFAM flights: Los Angeles – Melbourne / Brisbane

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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.
There is capacity inbound (to Australia) on this flight in which medical supplies will be prioritised. Please note there is not currently capacity on the outbound leg of this flight, as Australia Post is also supporting these flights and will be prioritising mail.
Please see flight details below:
RouteDeparture DayDeparture TimeArrival DayArrival TimeDate Range
LAX – MELSat2300Mon0745Sat 23 May – Sat 27 Jun
LAX - BNETue2310Thu0610Tue 26 May – Tue 30 Jun
Austrade have advised shippers can work with any freight forwarding company to access the inbound capacity on these flights. 
Virgin Australia is applying the following rates for the freight. These rates may be subject to change and will be reviewed each Wednesday.

RouteAUD / kg
LAX – MEL$9.30 AUD (approx. $5.766 USD)
LAX - BNE$10.30 AUD (approx. $6.386 USD)
Please note: The above rates are for the air freight component only, they do not include freight forwarder fees or rates.
Austrade will provide an update as new flight routes become available and again - please see the Austrade webpage for all the latest IFAM flights and information.
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