Saturday, July 13, 2024

Wellcamp targets more freighters after Cathay Pacific success

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is looking to add more freighters over the next year to the weekly Cathay Pacific Cargo service started in 2016. The freighter has been well received with payload of a mix of oversize cargo like machinery, turbines and artwork, and beef and dairy products. Wellcamp general manager, Sara Hales says Cathay […]

Strong exports help Cathay Pacific grow 4.6% in November

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair’s cargo and mail volumes grew 4.6 per cent in November helped by strong exports and more ocean-to-air conversions. The two airlines carried 167,520 tonnes of cargo and mail in November, and the load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points to 68.1 per cent. Capacity in available tonne kilometres was down 1.9 […]

1st Cathay Pacific freighter leaves Brisbane West Wellcamp

The inaugural Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8 Freighter has taken off from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport with Queensland exports on board. The only scheduled cargo service into southern Queensland, landed in Hong Kong early this morning loaded with exports including premium loin cuts from Oakey Beef Exports on the Darling Downs. This weekly freighter means Queensland mangoes […]

Brisbane Wellcamp positions itself to become Australasian cargo hub

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is well positioned to become an Australian air cargo hub as other airports struggle with landing slots and limited land availability, cargo and government relations manager, Sara Hales tells staff writer James Muir. The airport in Southern Queensland is located in one of Australia’s most productive agricultural regions, and has been […]

Cathay Pacific to operate Brisbane Wellcamp’s first freighter service

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 […]

Wellcamp aiming to become major export hub

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is hoping to become a major international export hub for local agricultural produce following the government removing restrictions on international flights. The plan was announced by minister for infrastructure and transport, Darren Chester in Toowoomba, with LNP candidate, Groom John McVeigh. Chester says: “South West Queensland already produces around a third […]