The current COVID-19 situation has created a lot of uncertainty for our exporters, particularly around air freight capacity and scheduling. The Government moved quickly to ensure New Zealand has the supplies it needs and to back our exporters by keeping open air channels to key international markets.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) worked with airlines, freight forwarders, exporters and government agencies to support additional charter flights until the International Airfreight Capacity Scheme (IAFC) was announced on 01 May 2020.
The IAFC scheme provides a schedule of weekly flights to a number of global markets. This schedule restores more export markets to more businesses.
For information on flights and availability, or if you have any other enquiries around freight, exporters should contact their preferred freight forwarder.
You can also refer to the FAQ section below.