Malaysia-based AirAsia and its logistics subsidiary Teleport will shortly begin own-controlled freighter services with a 737-800BCF operated by Thailand-based K-Mile Air.
The aircraft (29930, ex-AeroMexico) was photographed on Oct. 1 in Teleport colors in Jinan (TNA) on its delivery flight to K-Mile’s base in Bangkok (BKK).
The 2001-vintage unit 29930 is K-Mile’s second 737-800BCF and is on lease from JP Lease, which had sent it to TNA in late April 2021 for conversion with Boeing.
Teleport, which told Cargo Facts in late May 2021 that it would introduce freighter operations with a wet-leased 737-800F in the third quarter, said more recently that it plans to add around six freighters of its own in order to attain its goal of twenty-four-hour delivery across all of Southeast Asia.
The company started offering more cargo capacity with a reconfigured AirAsia A320-200 (4293) in August 2021.
K-Mile’s first 737-800BCF (33596, ex-Ryanair) is owned by parent ASL Aviation Holdings and is now flying in ACMI service for DHL Express. The carrier also flies three 737-400Fs for DHL.
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