KUALA LUMPUR (November 3): Teleport, the logistics company of airasia digital, has launched its dedicated 737-800 freighter, including the unveiling of its unique livery, as the company continues to strengthen regional freight expansion by increasing its fleet for the all-cargo operation.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Teleport said the addition of the dedicated cargo ship brings its current active fleet to a total of 252 aircraft (including AirAsia Group passenger jets) and will allow for more consistent capacity on major routes. air freight across Southeast Asia.
Stationed in Bangkok, the aircraft is capable of reaching key markets such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chennai, Mumbai and all major Southeast Asian destinations from Thailand, connecting long-haul markets to the Southeast Asia thanks to containerized capacity.
Since early 2020, Teleport has said it is committed to building a dedicated freight network on the region’s major air freight routes to meet growing demand for e-commerce and general freight. Teleport said it will continue to improve its capabilities to compete in fast-growing freight and e-commerce markets across ASEAN.
âThe growth of freight services in emerging markets, as well as the increase in air freight revenues due to e-commerce and technological developments in new aviation technologies and the digitization of the industry have been spearheading our business. We are confident that the addition of cargo to our assets will strengthen our position in the industry – with more to come in the year to come.
âThis not only demonstrates our confidence in our growth potential, but also helps us grow our operations to meet the needs of the air freight market, which include palletized loads rather than bulk loads and require a solid base frequency,â a reliable schedule and specific departure / arrival times, âsaid Teleport COO Adrian Loretz.
Teleport CEO Pete Chareonwongsak said adding the cargo to the company’s fleet would accelerate Teleport’s goal of moving from a pure air cargo logistics provider to a full multimodal operator.
âWe have always been on a rapid growth path to continuously propel Teleport’s air cargo business by highlighting our commitment to move anything across South East Asia. We look forward to what’s in the works, not just for Teleport, but for everyone in the industry, âhe said.
Meanwhile, Bo Lingam, CEO of AirAsia Aviation Ltd Group, said building a more robust and resilient cargo network is vital to strengthening the Teleport brand and the AirAsia Group as a whole, with the reopening of borders in the whole world in different phases.
âTeleport is on the right track to contribute to logistics accessibility and growing demand in the region. It is evident that Teleport is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes, especially with the rapid growth of e-commerce and the coming year-end wave, âhe said.
Similarly, Teleport’s 737-800 freighter was acquired under a multi-year agreement with K-Mile Asia, Thailand’s express freight airline, paving the way for its freight expansion and asserting itself as a leading logistics player in the region.
Loretz added that it is important for Teleport to join forces with a strong partner like K-Mile Asia as the company expands its logistics footprint across Asia.
âTheir expertise in operating these aircraft with high reliability and punctuality will allow us to expand our regular freight program to meet these specific demands to key cities in Asia,â he said.
K-Mile Asia CEO Kledchai Benjaathonsirikul plans a long-term partnership as he develops the logistics industry together.
âAt K-Mile, our business is focused on airline operations for express integrators and charter services, and we will provide the reliability and quality required to support Teleport’s speed and network,â he said. -he declares.
According to Teleport, the new aircraft’s livery design reflects the Teleport branding colors as the dedicated freighter prepares for its maiden flight on key routes in Asia. The new design represents Teleport’s service philosophy, signaling its commitment to making Teleport and the AirAsia Group one of the top three cargo operators in terms of capacity in Asean.
He added that the freighter’s fully containerized main deck and its large volume capacity of 21T maximum payload are also capable of carrying many items of the dangerous goods category in accordance with IATA regulations, including lithium batteries.
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