MASkargo launches cargo flights to Colombo

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Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) cargo subsidiary, MASkargo launched cargo flights to Colombo on 6 July.

The carrier is operating weekly on the Kuala Lumpur to Colombo route via Chennai on Airbus A330-200 freighter.

"With Sri Lanka's impressive GDP of 7.9% in the first quarter of 2012, we are definitely seeing a huge potential for MASkargo to grow in this market." says MASkargo's senior vice-president for business development and freighter services Jamaludin Ismail.

MASkargo says that it is considering raising the frequency of services to twice or thrice weekly in the near future.