International Freight Assistance Mechanism

More certainty for exporters as IFAM set to receive additional funding to support freight movements to key global markets beyond July 2020. 

On 3 July 2020, the Federal Government committed an additional $241.9m to extend the support of the International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) for Australian producers seeking to export their premium goods into key global markets. The additional funding will help to rebuild global supply chains and ensure prime export industries can plan with confidence as the extra support offers more certainty for freight capacity on key international routes for the remainder of 2020.

Qantas Freight is operating A330-300 freight-only charter flights to and from Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo until 24 July 2020 and has been supporting IFAM since the scheme was introduced in May.

Updated schedules are listed below and operate in addition to our regular scheduled freighter flights.

Freight forwarders and exporters can request space for high-value perishable goods through the selected IFAM agents. Non-IFAM agents can also request space for eligible agricultural and fisheries produce on any Qantas services at qantasfreight.com and we will confirm your booking, subject to available space, approximately 48 hours before scheduled departure. Please note that priority will be given to premium seafood, meat, dairy and horticultural produce.  

IFAM charter flight schedules

Flights to/from Auckland

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period  Depart Arrive
BNE AKL QF119 Sat 20 Jun - 25 Jul 08:45 13:55
AKL BNE QF126 Sat 20 Jun - 25 Jul 15:25 17:20
MEL AKL QF153 Thu 18 Jun - 9 Jul 11:45 17:20
AKL MEL QF158 Thu 18 Jun - 9 Jul 18:55 21:10

Flights to/from Hong Kong

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period Depart Arrive
BNE CNS QF97 Tue, Thu 16 Jun - 23 Jul 09:30 11:45
CNS HKG QF97 Tue, Thu 16 Jun - 23 Jul 13:15 18:35
HKG BNE QF98 Thu, Fri 18 Jun - 24 Jul  20:35 07:20+1
MEL HKG QF29 Wed, Fri 17 Jun - 24 Jul 11:25 19:05
HKG MEL QF30 Wed, Sat 17 Jun - 25 Jul 20:00 07:25+1

Flights to/from Singapore

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period  Depart Arrive
BNE SIN QF51 Tue 16 Jun - 21 Jul 11:50 18:00
SIN BNE QF52 Fri 19 Jun - 24 Jul 20:30 06:00+1
SIN BNE QF52 Wed 15 Jul - 22 Jul 20:30 06:00+1
MEL SIN QF35 Thu 18 Jun - 23 Jul 15:55 22:05
SIN MEL QF36 Wed 17 Jun - 22 Jul 20:15 05:45+1

Flights to/from Tokyo

From To Flight  Day of operation Operating period Depart Arrive
BNE NRT QF61 Sun 21 Jun - 19 Jul 08:00 16:20
NRT BNE QF62 Mon 22 Jun - 20 Jul 20:00 06:00+1
SYD NRT QF21 Tue 16 Jun - 21 Jul 13:00 22:05
NRT SYD QF22 Wed 17 Jun - 22 Jul 20:00 06:55+1

The way you request and pay for space on our international network has been updated and you can find the information here.