KLIA, 06 Jun 2017 – MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd (MASkargo) today launched a new express freighter service from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, effective 6th June 2017. The new service flies from its home base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the two cities 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.

"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," said Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, MASkargo CEO. "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," he added.

Recently, Prime Minister 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 0600hours, while MH6114 departed for Kuching at 0620hrs; carrying 30 tonnes of express cargo each.