Malaysia’s MAB Kargo has launched a twice-weekly freighter service to Guangzhou from its Kuala Lumpur hub in order to strengthen its footprint in South China.
The new service by the airfreight arm of Malaysia Airlines will call at Guangzhou every Tuesday and Thursday with 60 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight by Airbus A330.
MAB Kargo said that the service will “tap the increasing cargo movements between Guangzhou Baiyun airport and Kuala Lumpur” with key exports that include perishables, predominantly seafood, as well as general airfreight.
News of the Guangzhou expansion comes just four days after MAB Kargo launched its twice weekly A330 freighter services to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG), adding to its rapidly growing network of 23 dedicated cargo routes.
MAB Kargo recently added a third A330 freighter to its fleet as part of a policy to stop operating Boeing 747 freighters.
(By Lynus Tan, Louis Berney)