MASkargo resumes freighter ops in Europe

Malaysia Airlines’ airfreight arm, MASkargo, has flown a freighter to Europe for the first time in more than four years. The eight-year-old A330-200F (1136) arrived in Amsterdam (AMS) on May 4, from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) via Dubai (DWC). The first flight transported more than 50 tonnes of general cargo and medical equipment. According to the […]

Executives from Flexport, MAB Kargo, SF Express join Cargo Facts Asia speaker faculty

The lineup of air cargo industry visionaries speaking at the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 conference in Shanghai has recently expanded to include George Li, group vice president of SF Express and president of SF Airlines; Neel Jones Shah, senior vice president and global head of airfreight at full-service air and ocean forwarder Flexport; and Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, CEO of MAB Kargo. George […]

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 […]
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