Qantas freighter to Papua New Guinea
04 / 09 / 2013
QANTAS Freight has introduced a weekly freight service between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The flight between Cairns, Brisbane and Port Moresby is operated by a B737-300F, offering 15 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.
Lisa Brock, Qantas Freight’s executive manager, reveals that the export market between Australia and Papua New Guinea is strong – “and our new dedicated freighter service provides much-needed capacity on the route.”
It is a popular freight lane, with increasing volumes in both directions, particularly for seafood, general cargo, mining equipment and machinery, she adds.
“Our new service provides greater flexibility for our customers and the B737-300 allows us to carry oversize freight on the main deck.”
The freighter has been taken from Qantas Freight’s existing fleet, with additional flying time made possible through schedule enhancements.
It adds to a network of dedicated freighter operations between Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, the USA and New Zealand.