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Fri, 27 July 2018

Qantas Freight to Launch Darwin - Hong Kong Flights

Qantas Freight has confirmed that it will launch a direct seasonal freight service from Darwin to Hong Kong next month.

The new service, which will be the only direct cargo link between the Northern Territory and Hong Kong, will provide capacity to carry up to 50 tonnes of fresh produce such as chilled meat, seafood, dairy, fruit and vegetables, as well as general cargo.

Commencing in late August, the weekly Boeing 767-300F service will depart Darwin on Sunday night and arrive in Hong Kong six hours later at 11pm local time.

Hong Kong's majestic Victoria Harbour in August 2013. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Qantas Freight Chief Operating Officer, Nick McGlynn, said, Producers throughout the Northern Territory often find themselves transporting large volumes of perishables via road to the east coast to meet a cargo connection to Asia. This process can take up to five days, which reduces the shelf life of the product when it arrives at its destination. Our direct service is a great alternative for freight customers in and around Darwin. It also shows Qantass commitment to providing vital connectivity to Northern Australia. Wed like to acknowledge the support of Darwin Airport in launching this new freight service, in collaboration with the Northern Territory Government.

The Qantas Group is a long-term investor in the Northern Territory, stimulating tourism and providing vital connectivity for the region. In FY17, the Qantas Group contributed more than $150 million to the Territory economy, including employing 400 people locally as well as tourists spending with local businesses.

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