MASkargo spends big on investment

MALAYSIA Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) is to spend RM1 billion (US$327 million) over the next three years, according to its managing director, Shahari Sulaiman (right). He said the move will improve the airline’s efficiency and cost structure.

The programme includes upgrading MASkargo’s Advanced Cargo Centre (ACC) at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, raising capacity 40 per cent to one million tonnes and introducing dynamic tracking of consignments.

In addition the carrier will bring four A330 freighters into its fleet. “The introduction of the freighters will be a game changer where we would be able to match the right capacity to the right markets,” Sulaiman said.

“With the phasing out of the classic freighters from our fleet at the end of the year, MASkargo will have one of the youngest freighter fleets. This will certainly help improve our on-time performance and augur well in reducing our carbon footprint,” he said.

The aircraft will primarily serve on intra-Asia trade lanes, which Sulaiman says have the region’s highest growth rates.

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