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.