Raindo United Services plans Asia freighter services

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Indonesia-based Raindo United Services plans to launch domestic and international freighter services in July this year, using two leased B737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) each with a capacity of 23 tons.

The digital start-up cargo airline will serve Jakarta, Medan, Balikpapan, Medan, Makassar and Surabaya on its domestic network and international routes to Singapore, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou.

PT Rusky Aero Indonesia, through Raindo United Services, is a scheduled air cargo transportation company established in June last year. The company obtained a standard certificate of domestic and foreign cargo scheduled commercial air transport in December 2022. 

Raindo United Services founder, Benny Rustanto, said: “The presence of Raindo United Services is expected to be a catalyst for a change that can support the development of the MSME (Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises) industry in Indonesia, particularly on the logistics side through seamless and sustainable connectivity. 

“We realise that the MSME sector in Indonesia has greater potential if supported by a logistics ecosystem that synchronizes the traffic flow – both internationally and locally – from the point of departure to the destination. 

“The ecosystem of Raindo United Services enables MSME players to be more competitive by overcoming existing obstacles such as high logistics prices, inefficient shipping processes, limited access to distribution channels and others.”

Raindo United Services said in a statement that it has “various related strategic partners to ensure the overall operations and administration, ranging from Indonesia state-owned oil companies, the big four of financial and valuation consultants, the largest lessor companies in the world, to well-known ground handling service providers in Indonesia and other supporting companies and agencies”. 

The airline added that the aircraft are equipped with “the latest cargo systems including Unit Loading Device (ULD), oxygen tank, and refrigerator to ensure all types of commodities: Perishable Product, General Cargo, Marine Product, Dangerous Goods and Live Animals are delivered safely to the destination point”. 

Raindo United Services has collaborated with the insurtech partners to “protect all types of commodities.”

Real time tracking can be accessed through the Raindo App which is available on the App Store and Play Store. 



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