Airlines told to find ways to keep freight moving

By Paul McBeth | Tue, 24 Mar 2020


Transport Minister Phil Twyford wants airlines to put forward proposals to keep capacity on key air freight routes for at least the next six months.Up to $330 million will be made available to ensure those routes are maintained, and to deal with any other issues that may arise in the aviation sector, Twyford said in a statement. That’s the balance of the government’s $600 million aviation package.A request for proposals for the first round of freight support will be released today and decisions made within the next two weeks, Twyford said. Cabi...