MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) launched a new express freighter service from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching from today (6 June) – to meet demand in the growing cross-border e-commerce sector.
The new service flies from its home base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the two cities in East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, using its A330-200 Freighter aircraft, five times weekly.
Besides carrying general cargo, the new service is designed to cater to the growing e-commerce and courier business demand between East and West Malaysia.
MASkargo chief executive officer, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi says: “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.”
Recently, Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the introduction of the world’s first Digital Free Trade Zone; and the air cargo carrier is set to support the nation’s aspiration.
Flights are scheduled to depart early in the morning, allowing shipments to arrive and be processed before noon.
The inaugural flight MH6164 to Kota Kinabalu departed KLIA at 06.00h, while MH6114 departed for Kuching at 06.20h carrying 30 tonnes of express cargo each.