Malaysia Airlines’ dedicated freighter airline, MASkargo, has launched a new freighter express service operating from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, the largest commerce cities in the East Malaysian states, located on the island of Borneo.
MASkargo operated the first service on the 6th of May using an Airbus A330-223(F). The aircraft flew from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching before routing to Kota Kinabalu the next day. As well as general cargo, the new service is designed to cater to the growing e-commerce and courier business demand between East and West Malaysia.
Commenting on the new service, MASkargo CEO Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said:
“As the Asian cross-border e-commerce is booming, MASkargo is poised to tap into this market given the world class warehouse facilities we operate and our vast belly and freighter network.”
“This express freighter service to East Malaysia is timely as we intend to position KLIA to be a major e-commerce hub in the region.”
Flights are scheduled to depart early in the morning, allowing cargo to arrive and be processed before midday.