MASkargo, the freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has become a new operator of the Airbus A330-200F, following delivery of the first of four PW4000-powered...

MASkargo, the freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, has become a new operator of the Airbus A330-200F, following delivery of the first of four PW4000-powered aircraft ordered by the airline.

MASkargo, the freight subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, took delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 Freighter on September 15, 2011

The aircraft was handed over to MASkargo at a September 15 ceremony in Toulouse attended by MASkargo’s Managing Director Shahari Sulaiman.


According to the manufacturer, the Airbus A330-200F is the world’s most modern mid-size freighter and can carry 70 tonnes of payload, with a range capability of up to 4,000 nautical miles. Airbus says the aircraft’s performance and flexibility will enable MASKargo to operate direct freight services from its Kuala Lumpur base to destinations across Asia, with onward capability to Australasia, Europe or the U.S.

“The A330-200F will bring new levels of efficiency to MASkargo’s medium lift operations,” says Sulaiman. “With this aircraft we will be able to serve more markets with greater frequency, while significantly reducing our operating costs and maximising profit potential.”

“We are pleased to welcome MASkargo as the latest operator of the A330-200F,” says John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers for Airbus. “This aircraft marks a step change for cargo carriers, offering the lowest operating costs in the mid-size category and the ability to match capacity more closely to demand on a wide range of operations.”

The A330-200F is the all-freight version of the Airbus A330 family. To date, Airbus has won orders for more than 1,150 aircraft of the various A330 versions, with some 800 aircraft currently flying with more than 90 operators worldwide.