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Wed, 9 June 2021

Teleport to Expand Cargo Fleet with Three Aircraft

Teleport, the logistics venture of airasia digital, has confirmed that it will expand operations with a dedicated Boeing 737-800F and the conversion of two AirAsia Airbus A320 passenger aircraft which have had the seats removed for increased capacity.

The additional capacity will strengthen Teleports route network between China, India and Southeast Asia and improve connectivity with long-haul markets.

The leased freighter will begin operations across Asia beginning Q3 2021 and will operate out of the Teleport hub in Bangkok.

The two A320 planes with seats removed will be based in Malaysia and Thailand.

Thai AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft at Don Mueang Int. Airport (DMK) in Bangkok, Thailand. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

From the two strategic hubs in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, they will continue their schedule to key cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Yangon.

The conversion of the A320 plane in Malaysia was performed by Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Group Berhad, and by Thai AirAsia for the A320 plane based in Thailand.

Adrian Loretz, Chief Operating Officer of Teleport, said, We are excited to share this expansion as we strengthen our logistics footprint across Asia. It was evident at the end of last year that the demand for cargo capacity was not going to be served with passenger belly capacity alone in the long run. So, we evaluated the option to utilise dedicated freighters to transport cargo. This is also part of our strategy to build the capacity and connectivity to offer 24 hours door-to-door delivery across all of Southeast Asia.

In May, AirAsia operated six A330 and two A320 on behalf of Teleport and plans to increase it within the year.

Teleport's route map

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