LABUAN, 26 SEPTEMBER 2012 - MASkargo made clear of its strategy to harness the oil and gas industry by expanding its operations into Labuan, Sabah - a booming oil and gas hub in Asia.

Ground equipments have been strategically mobilized for oil and gas charter operations with the B747-400 freighter and the A330-200 freighter.

“MASkargo is definitely seeing a huge potential for Labuan to grow. While we expect the competition here to be stiff, we are confident that through collaborative efforts we will be able to tap into an economic growth that requires the fast and efficient movement of goods and services, particularly for the oil and gas supply chain," said Mr Jamaludin Ismail, Senior Vice President Business Development & Freighter Services of MASkargo in his welcome address..

He added that the expected initial response to the dedicated freighter encouraging and in tandem with economic growth, where twice or thrice weekly scheduled services could be considered in the near future.

Besides boasting tranquil hideaway attractions, the island offers irresistible lure for charter freighter flights in line with the huge investment made to transform the island into an integrated oil and gas hub in the region.

New resource discoveries is certainly projecting a  promising outlook in the national oil and gas sector, as this will enable MASkargo to grow together with its business partners in Labuan.
MASkargo recently took delivery of its fourth and final A330-200F, where it will complement the two 747-400F in the existing fleet.

The combination of these two aircraft types will allow MASkargo to grow its network by better managing capacity to demand.