A planeload of chilled seafood, lamb, and wine winged its way north to Singapore from Adelaide this week. The Singapore Airlines flight on Wednesday was the first of six special freight flights as suppliers and airlines scramble to plug holes in supply chains disrupted by widespread flight cancelations and suspensions.
Singapore Airlines flies out some tasty supplies
The first flight, operated by a Singapore Airlines A350-900 aircraft, pushed back from its bay at Adelaide Airport mid-morning yesterday. Onboard was 30 tonnes of seafood, lamb poultry, eggs, cider, and wine. From Singapore, the supplies will be shipped to Hong Kong, China, the United States, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Top shelf South Australian produce and wine are typically in hot demand in overseas markets. The cargo holds of regularly scheduled passenger flights from Adelaide Airport usually fly these supplies out. But international passenger services into Adelaide have evaporated in recent months.