Qantas to trial additional Cairns call on Sydney to Hong Kong freighter service
AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas is adding a stop at Cairns to its Boeing 767 freighter service the flies from Sydney to Hong Kong every Sunday over a six-month trial period
AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas is adding a stop at Cairns to its Boeing 767 freighter service the flies from Sydney to Hong Kong every Sunday over a six-month trial period. Subject to regulatory approval, the service is scheduled to commence in November.
The service aims to serve exporters of fresh seafood and agricultural products in the Cairns region, offering them same day delivery to Hong Kong, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Qantas Freight chief customer officer Nick McGlynn said the new flight provides '25 tonnes of freight space and will offer Cairns a direct, nonstop service to Hong Kong with connectivity across North Asia'.
The government of the state of Queensland, Cairns Airport and the Cairns Regional Council are all supporting the service and Mr McGlynn added: 'We encourage Cairns and far north Queensland exporters to get behind this freight link so we can continue it into the future.'
Qantas Freight operates a cargo terminal at Cairns that provides freight connections to 13 domestic destinations using Qantas Group aircraft.