Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

As part of a major restructuring program, Malaysia Airlines created a new umbrella company, Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG), and will spin off its former MASkargo operation as a standalone entity under that umbrella with operations launching in 2017. Assuming regulatory approval of the restructure, the new MAB Kargo unit will offer “scheduled, chartered air cargo […]

MASkargo bets on BSA with Silk Way

MASkargo has placed a bet on A330-200Fs and block space agreements as it moves to cut freighters from its own fleet. The cargo arm of Malaysia Airlines has been “exploring fleet options” for some time now, according to the company’s May 2015 Twitter feed, but appears to have finally come to a decision. We reported in May 2015, […]

Lost & found

What a difference a day makes. Read on for “The Mystery of Splunk n’ Dash.” Or perhaps “The Mystery of SWIFT Air Cargo.” You decide… For the last three days, the aviation media (and most of the mainstream commercial news services) have been full of the story of three 747-200 freighters, “abandoned” at Kuala Lumpur International Airport […]

Malaysia Airlines to end freighter operation?

Faced with reports that it was planning to sell or lease many of its widebody aircraft – including its entire MASkargo freighter fleet – financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said it was “exploring fleet options.” This comment – or non-comment – came via the Malaysia Airlines twitter feed, in response to a Leeham News report detailing the carrier’s offer […]

Three cargo bosses gone in three days

9 June: According to the US publication Flying Typers, United Airlines parted company with Robbie Anderson, President of the carrier’s United Cargo division. The paper said a source at United had confirmed the news, but would only say: “I can confirm he decided to leave the company.” United Cargo has seriously underperformed the industry in […]

MASKargo DC-10CF

It’s the spring of 1992 and we’re seeing MASkargo’s DC-10-30CF, N105WA (msn: 46891, leased to Malaysia from World Airways) loading up at Amsterdam Schiphol in the wee hours of the night. Originally built for Martinair Holland in 1973, this CF went to World Airways in 1988, who then leased it to Malaysia – along with […]
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