Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is welcoming its first dedicated international freighter service on 21 November with the arrival of a weekly Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8F flight.
The flight, which is still subject to government approval, will operate on a Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Wellcamp – Hong Kong route leaving on Mondays at 22.30h, flying around Australia on Tuesday and returning to Hong Kong at 00.45h on Wednesday.
The 747-8F services will carry fresh produce from Australia’s agricultural regions and machinery to support mining projects and other manufacturing activities in the local and surrounding regions.
Cathay Pacific director cargo, Simon Large says: “With our successful Boeing 747-8F trial flight into Brisbane West Wellcamp last year, followed by strong support from the community of southern Queensland, we are excited to introduce this new service to support shippers in the region.”
“With growing demand from Mainland China for Australia’s agricultural products, we are confident our service will provide local businesses with a competitive advantage as the benefits of the new China-Australia Free Trade Agreement increase.”
The new service will meet demand to move commodities from Southern Queensland and its catchment area to Asia, Europe and North America, and Cathay Pacific says it will provide shippers a greater choice and flexibility when connecting to Cathay Pacific’s cargo network through Hong Kong.