The cargo division of Malaysia Airlines has launched a new intra-Asia freighter service.
MASkargo’s twice-a-week A330-200 freighter schedule links its Kuala Lumpur hub to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Bangkok, Thailand.
Mohd Yunus Idris, acting chief executive of MASkargo, said cargo growth via Ho Chi Minh has been steady and the service would help build the carrier’s Asian connectivity.
“The strategic addition of Ho Chi Minh City into MASkargo’s route network signifies the growing importance of the Vietnamese market and its trade relations with Asian countries,” Idris said.
Malaysia Airlines has embarked on major route rationalization this year to reduce its losses. MASkargo, which operates four A330-200s mid-range freighters, said it is using interline partners and trucking options to serve destinations previously served using the group’s bellyhold capacity.
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