Teleport to use the belly space of AirAsia X’s Airbus A330-300
(February 15, 2022)
Teleport, the logistics business of Capital A (formerly AirAsia Group), has secured full use of belly space for one-third of AirAsia X’s Airbus A330-300 fleet.
The agreement is valid for an initial period of one year.
Adrian Loretz, COO of Teleport, said: “We are pleased to work more closely with AAX on their A330 fleet as an integral cargo carrier. In addition to our dedicated 737-800 freighter, AAX’s added A330 aircraft allows us to provide more capacity access to our customers to meet demand in the region while operating from our main hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
Teleport has signed an agreement to use the belly space of AirAsia X’s A330-300s
“In 2022, we plan to strengthen our fleet and add more premium destinations to our scheduled network with extensive coverage in Southeast Asia and beyond – coupled with the wide coverage and high frequency of existing capacity of our AirAsia passenger flights. This is particularly important as we are focusing much of our resources on playing a key role in the supply chain, as we expect this segment to continue to grow significantly over the of the next few years.
AirAsia X has also recently signed a strategic partnership with GEODIS to mount several dedicated weekly cargo flights throughout Asia-Pacific for an extended period.
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, said, “We are also in talks with several other large global customers who have air cargo needs, particularly where we have established bases and flight rights. With just two months left after our restructuring, the appetite for expanding our cargo operations is strong. This fits perfectly with one of the fundamental pillars of our combined carrier strategy. For the foreseeable future, freight revenues will support our route strategy and passenger revenues, for the first time, will be ancillary. »
AirAsia X plans to return one aircraft per month to full service and hopes to have its entire fleet operational by the end of the third quarter of 2022.