Stationed in Bangkok, the aircraft is able to reach key markets including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chennai, Mumbai and all the major destinations in Southeast Asia from Thailand, connecting long-haul markets to Southeast Asia through containerised capacity.
The freighter's fully containerised main deck and large volume capacity of 21T total max payload is also capable of carrying numerous items under the Dangerous Goods category as per IATA regulations, including Lithium batteries.
Chief Executive Officer of Teleport, Pete Chareonwongsak said, "The addition of the Freighter into our fleet will accelerate the company's goal to shift from a pure air freight logistics provider to a complete multi-modal operator. We've always been on a fast track growth route to continuously propel Teleport's air cargo business forward by spotlighting our commitment towards moving anything across Southeast Asia. We look forward to what's in the pipeline not just for Teleport but for everyone in the industry."
Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Aviation Limited, Bo Lingam, added "With borders reopening worldwide in varying phases, building a more robust and resilient cargo network is vital to empowering the Teleport brand and AirAsia group as a whole. Teleport is on the right track to contribute to the logistical accessibility and the growing demand of the region. It's evident that Teleport is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes, particularly with the rapid growth of e-commerce and the upcoming year-end surge."
Teleport's 737-800 Freighter was acquired through a multi-year agreement with K-Mile Asia, Thailand's express freight airline, further paving the way for its cargo expansion and stamping its mark as a leading logistics player in the region.
Commenting on Teleport's partnership with K-Mile,Adrian said, "It was important for us to join forces with a strong partner like K-Mile Asia as we expand our logistics footprint across Asia. Their expertise in operating these aircraft with high reliability and punctuality will allow us to extend our regular cargo schedule to meet these specific demand to key cities in Asia."
Chief Executive Officer of K-Mile Asia, Mr. Kledchai Benjaathonsirikul, said "We are excited to be partnering with Teleport in providing more avenues to transport cargo to different cities across Asia. We foresee a long-term partnership as we grow the logistics industry together. At K-Mile, our business is focussed on air operations for express integrators and charter services, and we will deliver the reliability and quality required to support Teleport's speed and network."
Teleport will be adding more key cities into the freighter's route in the coming months. More information can be found on the website at https://www.teleport.asia/en/my/cargo
Founded in 2018, Teleport is a venture under airasia Digital, building out the logistics ambitions for AirAsia. Teleport is on a mission to enable everyone - from single merchants to the largest companies - to move goods and e-commerce anywhere in Southeast Asia and beyond. It should simply work, like magic. For more information, please visitteleport.asia or our social media onFacebook,Twitter,Instagram, LinkedIn andYouTube.
K-Mile Air, operating as K-Mile Asia, is a specialist cargo operator serving the express freight industry from the airline's base in Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. The Thai airline was established in 2004 and began operations in 2006 providing both scheduled and charter cargo flights. In addition to its scheduled operation the airline continues to offer charter flights across its network serving Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore.