Raya Airways adds Boeing 767-200F to cargo aircraft fleet

By NUR HANANI AZMAN / Pic source wikiwand.com/Raya_Airways

RAYA Airways Sdn Bhd has added a Boeing 767-200F aircraft to its fleet in its commitment to becoming a key enabler in the supply chain ecosystem.

Its MD Mohamad Najib Ishak said the new capacity reflects Raya Airways’ unique position in transporting goods at high speed reliably and securely.

He added that the accelerated growth of e-commerce has reshaped the company’s commitment to anticipate and respond to customers’ evolving needs, and to expand into the region.

“This will also increase capacity and boost greater efficiency.

“We are delighted to welcome this new addition to our fleet as it unlocks network expansion opportunities and allows us to increase our flight frequency and improve connectivity to and from Malaysia,” he said in a statement yesterday.

With the added capacity, Raya Airways is steadfast in extending its time-definite services to more destinations within Asean and potentially across the Asia Pacific.

The carrier’s regional network currently consists of over 70 commercial flights per week, connecting capital cities and other major business centres.

“The induction of this new aircraft is part of Raya Airways’ long-term re-fleeting exercise, which will contribute towards reduced operational cost for maintenance and crew training,” he explained.

This new aircraft has the load capacity of 40 tonnes and an estimated 5,500km flying range.

With this new addition, Raya Airways’ total fleet size has increased to four aircraft encompassing two other Boeing 767-200F and one Boeing 737-400F aircraft.

The aircraft was delivered from Wilmington Air Park Airport, US, and landed at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, where Raya Airways’ main base is located, on April 6.

Raya Airways is a logistics solution provider with expertise in air freight solutions for businesses in South-East Asia including transportation of cargo by air, aircraft charter services, ground handling maintenance, repair and overhaul, and aircraft commercial cargo space selling, among others.

The company took off in November 1993.

The carrier connects and operates scheduled air cargo services into major regional hubs such as Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong, as well as prime commercial centres in East Malaysia, namely Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Labuan.