HO CHI MINH CITY, 12 MAY 2012 - MASkargo hits another historical milestone by commencing its inaugural A330 flight, hence expanding its network along the Intra-Asia routes.

The A332 freighter is scheduled to fly twice weekly into Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City with the recommended route from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) – Bangkok (BKK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL).

The introduction of this network offers connectivity onwards from the hub to other stations around the world from Sydney, Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Surabaya, Tokyo, Osaka, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Sharjah.

“In order to expand our presence along the Intra-Asia network, the flight to Ho Chi Minh City is one of the strategies to tap the growth of the Asian market,” said Mohd Yunus Idris, Acting Chief Executive Officer of MASkargo.

He added, Ho Chi Minh City which has registered a steady cargo business growth has a large market share, hence, MASkargo plans to provide a speedy and better logistics solutions as well as continuously support the Ho Chi Minh City trade and economy through increasing our capacity and routes along the Intra-Asia network destinations.

Adding on, “The strategic addition of Ho Chi Minh City into MASkargo’s route network signifies the growing importance of the Vietnamese market and its trade relations with Asian countries.”

With the launch of its service to Ho Chi Minh City, MASkargo will seek commercial partners to help provide an extensive network and service coverage required. Moreover, this will enable network expansion into the region in response to changing market conditions.

MASkargo, which currently has one of the youngest freighter fleet in Asia is expected to service this route with its fuel-efficient and mid-size A332 freighter in order to match capacity closely to demand on its short and medium haul route networks.

In conjunction of the first flight, the evening was lit with a commemorative dinner held with major sales agents, ground handling agents and the local media.

In addition, any enquiries can be directed to Vector Aviation as the General Sales Agent (GSA) appointed by MASkargo in Ho Chi Minh City.