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Qantas adds freight service between Australia & PNG

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Boeing 737-300F freighterQANTAS WILL INTRODUCE a weekly freight service between Australia and Papua New Guinea from this coming Saturday.

The flight between Brisbane, Cairns and Port Moresby will be operated by a Boeing 737-300F (pictured), offering 15 tonnes of cargo capacity each way.

Qantas Freight executive manager Lisa Brock said the export market between Australia and PNG is strong and the new freighter service will provide much needed capacity on the route.

“This is a popular freight route with increasing volumes of freight in both directions, particularly for seafood, general cargo, mining equipment and machinery,” Ms Brock said.

“Our new service provides greater flexibility for our customers, and the B737-300 aircraft allows us to carry oversize freight on the main deck.”

The B737-300F will come from Qantas Freight’s existing fleet with additional flying time made possible through scheduling. The freighter service will operate each Saturday.

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Julie Myers

It sounds to me like having this freight service will be a fantastic opportunity! I have been wanting to get some of my items shipped to New Guinea for a while, but it is hard to find a freight service that goes that way.

Now it will be much easier to get business on the island, because I will have more reliable freight service. I will definitely look into this soon!

Francis Sina Nii

Yep and me still waiting for a package sent by brother Phil about two weeks ago. Hopefully this service will solve the prolonged delivery problem.

Maureen Wari

Good, I maybe able to get more of my favourite frozen Australian pie now on a regular basis.

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