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New IFAM flights: Los Angeles – Melbourne / Brisbane

Dear Members,        

Austrade has released the following Notice promoting available space on flights ex Los Angeles to Melbourne and Brisbane. 

We are pleased to announce new International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) and Brisbane (BNE) with Virgin Australia. 

There is capacity inbound (to Australia) on this flight in which medical supplies will be prioritised. I encourage you to please share this information with your members as soon as possible. Please note there is not currently capacity on the outbound leg of this flight, as Australia Post is also supporting these flights and will be prioritising mail.

Please see flight details below:   

Route

Dep. Day

 Dep. Time

 Arr. Day

 Arr. Time 

 Date Range

LAX - MEL

Sat

  2300

  Mon

  0745

  Sat 23 May – Sat 27 Jun

LAX - BNE

Tue

  2310

  Thu

  0610

  Tue 26 May – Tue 30 Jun 

Industry can work with any freight forwarding company to access the inbound capacity on these flights.  

Pricing

Virgin Australia is applying the following rates for the freight. These rates may be subject to change and will be reviewed each Wednesday.  

Route

AUD / kg

LAX - MEL

$9.30 AUD ((approx. $5.766 USD)

LAX - BNE

$10.30 AUD (approx. $6.386 USD)

Please note: The above rates are for the air freight component only, they do not include freight forwarder fees or rates.

We will update you as new flight routes become available and again, ask that you please share with your members promptly. Please see the Austrade webpage for all the latest IFAM flights and information. 

Any questions, please feel free to contact us at airfreight@austrade.gov.au

Regards,

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Level 7, Tower Three, International Towers,

300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000

www.austrade.gov.au

AFIF will keep you informed of developments. 

Regards 
AFIF Team