MASkargo, the freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has become a new operator of the Airbus A330-200F, following the delivery of the first of four PW4000-powered aircraft ordered by the airline.
The A330-200F can carry 70 tonnes of payload, with a range capability of up to 4,000nm.
For MASkargo, the aircraft’s performance and flexibility will enable direct freight services from its Kuala Lumpur base to destinations across Asia, with onward capability to Australasia, Europe or the US.
“The A330-200F will bring new levels of efficiency to MASkargo’s medium lift operations,” said Shahari Sulaiman, Managing Director MASkargo. “With this aircraft we will be able to serve more markets with greater frequency, while significantly reducing our operating costs and maximising profit potential.”
The A330-200F is the all-freight version of the A330 Family. To date, Airbus has won more than 1,100 orders for the various versions of the A330, with some 800 aircraft currently flying with over 90 operators worldwide.