Raya Airways takes delivery of 767-200F

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Raya Airways has taken delivery of a Boeing 767-200 Freighter, its fourth Boeing aircraft, adding to its fleet of one 757-200 Freighter and two 727-200 Freighters.

The aircraft, registration 9M-RXA, is the first Malaysian registered 767-200F, and is part of Raya’s fleet expansion, which will include an addition 757 and 767 by the end of 2016.

The 767-200F has a maximum payload of 42 tonnes and a non-stop range of eight hours. It will be able to transport freight including temperature sensitive cargo, livestock, perishables, pharmaceuticals, humanitarian and relief aid, as well as odd sized cargo, and oil and cargo equipment.

Raya Airways commercial director, Lee Shashitheren says: “The delivery highlights the growing demand for capacity to serve Intra-Asian region in particular, with a commitment to operate a modern and efficient fleet. This is an important step in keeping the revenue potential on the positive while controlling our cost levels.”

The airline is also planning on expanding its network with flights to Japan, India, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China and Indonesia, as well as increased frequencies to Hong Kong and Singapore.