Air New Zealand is offering cargo customers a
range of aircraft charter services covering every port in its network, excluding London.
Air New Zealand's Boeing
787-9 Dreamliner aircraft can carry 11 cargo pallets with each
pallet housing up to 12 cubic metres in volume and up to 4.6
tonnes in weight.
Rick Nelson, Air New Zealand's General Manager Cargo,
said, "We've shared these options with our global cargo
customer base and are getting some strong interest from customers
wanting to ship to and from Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne."
The airline is also being flexible and has
launched a 'Multi
Party Charter' option which allows exporters and importers to purchase a single airfreight
pallet position on a charter flight. Or, by working together with a
Freight Forwarder, a coalition of exporters and importers ccould
potentially combine and consolidate their shipments so that they
are able to purchase a single unit on the aircraft.
"This is undoubtedly an extremely difficult time
for our airline with a significant reduction in capacity due to
reduced travel demand, but we are pleased to be able to keep New
Zealand connected to the world in this way," Mr. Nelson added.
Air New Zealand,