Air transport is primarily used for passengers and for moving high value, highly perishable goods to market. It provides the means to transport extremely lucrative products such as live lobster to international markets.

The sector represents only approximately 0.2% of Australia’s international freight task, however, it represents around 14.3% of the value.

Fish and crustaceans are Queensland’s biggest air exports, by both weight and value. Other high value exports include medical products and x-ray measuring instruments, while meat, fruit and vegetables are also exported in large quantities by air.

Primary air imports include TVs, radios and other high value consumer goods, as well as commercial machinery, aircraft parts and motor vehicles.

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