AIR CARGO WORLD
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.