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 will continue to operate A330-300 freight-only charter flights to and from Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo based on the schedule listed below, following confirmation of further extension to the IFAM scheme originally introduced in May 2020.
We're also offering capacity to IFAM agents on our mid-week 747-8F freighter service from Sydney to Shanghai which is part of 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.
The way you request and pay for space on our international network has been updated. Effective from 7 July 2020, we’ve removed fees for changes to confirmed bookings made within 48 hours of scheduled departure to give customers more flexibility to amend bookings.
You can find updated information here.