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International Freight Assistance Mechanism

Freight flights will depart Hobart airport twice a week from next week, as part of a new government partially which underwrites agriculture and fisheries routes cut off by the coronavirus crisis.


A former air vice-marshal with 30 years’ Defence Force experience has been appointed to kickstart essential inbound freight including medical supplies.


Fifteen airlines have signed up to a new initiative that will see the government partially underwrite agriculture and fisheries airfreight routes previously cut off by the coronavirus crisis.

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