MAB Kargo charters a 747 for oil and gas mission

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MAB Kargo has flown 72 tonnes of oil and gas equipment from Germany to Malaysia using a chartered Boeing 747-400 Freighter.

The equipment was flown from Leipzig to Bintulu in Malaysia’s Sarawak region in an aircraft owned by Silk Way West Airlines.

The flight transited in Baku, Azerbaijan before touching down at Bintulu Airport at 19.30h local time.

MAB Kargo’s team conducted a detailed planning process to prepare the bulky cargo for loading and unloading the aircraft, and ground support equipment was brought in from Kuching and Miri airports.

MAB Kargo sales and marketing general manager, Amiroel Shazrie Yussof says: “The oil & gas industry’s charters have always been very challenging and more often than not, present logistical intricacies. In this case, we had to prep a small airport to receive a big aircraft. With the support of a great ground handling team and local airport authorities, we made it happen today.”

He adds: “Charter flights are ideal for the oil & gas industry as they allow our customers to work on their own schedule utilising the most convenient airports. Over the years, MABkargo has gained immense experience from coordinating and successfully delivering oil and gas equipment to a number of destinations worldwide.

“We have also handled many types of charters – oil & gas, Grand Prix, concert equipment and livestock movements being the major ones. Our experience in handling charters created a niche strength for us and has secured the trust of our customers. Today, charter flights are a key revenue generator for MABkargo.”