scheduled air freight options

The International Airfreight Capacity (IAFC) scheme has a schedule of weekly flights to global markets. Scheduled flights are also available outside the scheme.

Talk to your usual freight forwarder.

Scheduled outbound flights

Listed below are flights NZTE has been made aware of, which may not be exhaustive. Please contact your preferred freight forwarder for a full list of flights available.

Scheduled flights to Asia
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NZ1099 Auckland – Tokyo
  • Frequency/Date: Monday and Thursday

  • Departure time: 23:15

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ1075 Auckland – Incheon / Seoul
  • Frequency/Date: Weekly each Saturday, 4 JUL – 29 AUG

  • Departure time: 09:00

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

  • Note: The schedule can be changed by Air New Zealand

CI2054 / Auckland to Taipei to (Asia/US/EU)
  • Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday

  • Departure time: 20:00

  • Aircraft type: A350-900

  • Worldwide GSA (09) 257 0575

NZ1081 / Auckland – Hong Kong
  • Frequency/Date: Wednesday, Sunday

  • Departure time: 23:25

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ289 / Auckland – Shanghai
  • Frequency/Date: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

  • Departure time: 23:00

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ289 / Auckland – Shanghai
  • Frequency/Date: Monday, Saturday

  • Departure time: 23:00

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

SQ7289 Auckland - Singapore
  • Frequency: Weekly each Thursday

  • Departure time: 08:35

  • Aircraft type: B744F

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

SQ286 Auckland - Singapore
  • Frequency: Five times per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Departure time: 14:10

  • Aircraft type: B744F

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

CZ306 / Auckland – Guangzhou
  • Frequency/Date: Wednesday, Friday

  • Departure time: 22:00

  • Aircraft type: B787

  • Airline Contact: cargo.csair.com

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

Scheduled inbound flights

Listed below are flights NZTE has been made aware of, which may not be exhaustive. Please contact your preferred freight forwarder for a full list of flights available.

Scheduled flights from Asia
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NZ1076 – Incheon / Seoul - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Weekly each Sunday, 5 JUL – 30 AUG

  • Departure time: 16:50

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

  • Note: The schedule can be changed by Air New Zealand

NZ1090 / Tokyo - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Tuesday, Thursday

  • Departure time: 15:30

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

Flight CI2053 / (Asia/US/EU) - Taipei to Auckland
  • Frequency Monday and Wednesday

  • Arrival time: 10:00

  • Aircraft type: A350-900

  • Worldwide GSA (09) 257 0575

NZ80 / Hong Kong - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Wednesday, Friday

  • Departure time: 19:35

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ1080 / Hong Kong - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Monday, Thursday

  • Departure time: 19:35

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ288 / Shanghai - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Departure time: 14:15

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

NZ288 / Shanghai - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Tuesday, Sunday

  • Departure time: 14:15

  • Aircraft type: 789

  • Airline: Air New Zealand Cargo

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

CZ305 / Guangzhou - Auckland
  • Frequency/Date: Wednesday, Friday

  • Departure time: 00:30

  • Aircraft type: B787

  • Airline Contact: cargo.csair.com

  • Contact your preferred freight forwarder

IAFC scheme FAQs

What is the International Airfreight Capacity (IAFC) Scheme?

The Ministry of Transport’s International Airfreight Capacity (IAFC) Scheme adds capacity for high-value export cargo and maintains trade links with key global markets. It also ensures there are essential imports such as medical supplies.

How can exporters and importers access the scheduled flights?

Through their usual freight forwarder.

How were the preferred destinations decided?

The Ministry of Transport is leading the International Airfreight Capacity (IAFC) scheme, and worked closely with MBIE, MPI, NZTE, and Customs to understand the type, volume, and movement of exports and imports, and impacts being seen by exporters. For more information please visit the Ministry of Transport website.

How much is the Government funding each flight?

For any questions around funding, please visit the Ministry of Transport website.

How long does the International Airfreight Capacity (IAFC) scheme run for?

The first phase of contracts run to the end of June 2020. The Ministry of Transport anticipate that the scheme will run for six months and potentially longer. For further information please visit their website.

What about repatriation of New Zealanders overseas?

Some of the providers are using passenger aircraft and will work with Government on repatriation opportunities that occur along the freight routes.