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June 1, 2020

Melbourne–Abu Dhabi flight now available

Current scheduled IFAM flights
The IFAM is currently supporting the following flights:

  • Melbourne to Abu Dhabi one way – NEW
  • Sydney to Shanghai one way
  • Sydney to Tokyo (Narita) return
  • Brisbane to Singapore return
  • Brisbane to Cairns to Hong Kong return
  • Brisbane to Auckland return
  • Melbourne to Singapore return
  • Melbourne to Hong Kong return
  • Melbourne to Auckland return
  • Adelaide to Singapore one way
Please visit the IFAM webpage for the latest flight information and schedules.
Register your interest
Exporters need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to access IFAM flights. Further information on how IFAM works is available on the IFAM webpage.
Alternative freight capacity is available.
In addition to IFAM flights, there are alternative air freight options available:
There are also two freight flights a week from Hobart to Sydney.

See the IFAM webpage for more information.

Supporting Australia’s response to COVID-19
Importers of medical supplies can access freight capacity on return flights from key destinations. Importers should contact their freight forwarder for assistance.There is capacity on the following inbound flights:

  • Tokyo (Narita) – Sydney
  • Singapore – Brisbane
  • Singapore – Melbourne
  • Auckland – Brisbane
  • Auckland – Melbourne
  • Hong Kong – Brisbane
  • Hong Kong – Melbourne
  • Los Angeles – Brisbane
  • Los Angeles – Melbourne.

Please visit the IFAM webpage for more information.

Good news:
Whopping 300 tonnes of chilled WA lamb to be flown to Middle East
Around 300 tonnes of chilled lamb from Western Australia will be flown to the Middle East during the next eight weeks under the IFAM. The Middle East is Australia’s biggest air freight lamb and mutton customer, buying nearly all of the 62,223 tonnes flown to international markets last year.
WA abattoir secures flights for fresh lamb
Based in Tammin 180 kilometres east of Perth, Great Eastern Abattoir has secured IFAM flights to send fresh lamb to the Middle East. It’s the first time in about three months that the company has been able to air freight product out of Perth. Jacques Davis, Director, says the IFAM flights mean he can continue production and save the jobs of 45 staff.
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