International Freight Assistance Mechanism

More certainty for exporters as IFAM receive additional funding to support freight movements to key global markets for the remainder of 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 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

IFAM charter flight schedules

Flights to/from Auckland

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period  Depart Arrive
BNE AKL QF119 Sat 1 Aug - 5 Sep 08:45 13:55
AKL BNE QF126 Sat 1 Aug - 5 Sep
15:25 17:20

Flights to/from Hong Kong

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period Depart Arrive
BNE CNS QF97 Tue, Thu 28 Jul - 15 Oct 09:30 11:45
CNS HKG QF97 Tue, Thu 28 Jul - 15 Oct
13:15 18:35
HKG BNE QF98
Thu, Fri
30 Jul - 4 Sep
20:35
07:20+1
HKG BNE QF98
Wed
9 Sep - 14 Oct
20:35
07:20+1
HKG BNE QF98
Fri
11 Sep - 16 Oct
20:35
07:20+1
MEL HKG QF29 Wed, Fri 29 Jul - 4 Sep 11:25 19:05
HKG MEL QF30 Wed, Sat 29 Jul - 5 Sep 20:00 07:25+1

Flights to Shanghai*

From To Flight  Day of operation Operating period Depart Arrive
SYD PVG QF7521* Wed 5 Aug - 14 Oct 08:35 17:15

* Operated by 747-8F aircraft. Max 10,000kg allocation per flight for IFAM agents.

Flights to/from Singapore

From To Flight Day of operation Operating period  Depart Arrive
BNE SIN QF51 Tue 28 Jul - 1 Sep 11:50 18:00
SIN BNE QF52 Fri 31 Jul - 28 Aug
20:30
06:00+1
SIN BNE QF52
Fri
4 Sep - 4 Sep
20:30
06:00+1
MEL SIN QF35 Thu 30 Jul - 3 Sep
15:55
22:05
SIN MEL QF36 Wed 29 Jul - 2 Sep 20:15 05:45+1

Flights to/from Tokyo

From To Flight  Day of operation Operating period Depart Arrive
BNE NRT QF61 Sun 30 Jul - 30 Aug 08:00 16:20
NRT BNE QF62 Mon 27 Jul - 31 Aug 20:00 06:00+1
SYD NRT QF21 Tue 28 Jul - 1 Sep 13:00 22:05
NRT SYD QF22 Wed 29 Jun - 2 Sep 20:00 06:55+1