MAB Kargo adds another freighter route to China

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MAB Kargo has launched a second new freighter route to Eastern China in the space of a week with flights to Guanghzou.

The Malaysian cargo carrier will operate a twice weekly service to Guanghzou Baiyun International Airport from Kuala Lumpur International Airport from 8 November.

MAB will operate an Airbus A330 on the route, which will offer  60 tonnes of cargo capacity and says it is launching the route to tap into the increasing movements between Guangzhou, China’s third busiest hub and Kuala Lumpur.

The A330 service is set to see carry mainly perishables, especially seafood as well as general cargo.

Last week the carrier expanded its Chinese network with two freighter flights a week to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, starting services from 30 October – which it says will mainly carry high value electronic goods.

MAB Kargo, the cargo arm of Malaysia Airlines, is restructuring its freighter fleet and is exiting use of the Boeing 747 Freighter and is concentrating solely on operating the Airbus A330 Freighter.

Alongside Guanghzou and Chongqing, its freighter network also includes Hong Kong International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Zhengzhou XinZheng International Airport.