- Joe Breitfeller
AirAsia Teleport’s First Dedicated Boeing 737-800 Freighter Takes Flight
AirAsia’s Teleport, the logistics venture of airasia Digital, has further reinforced their position as a formidable regional player in the cargo and logistics market with the launch of their first dedicated Boeing 737-800 Freighter.
On Wednesday (November 3, 2021), AirAsia Teleport announced the launch of their first dedicated Boeing 737-800 Freighter. Teleport is the logistics venture of airasia Digital, and the deployment of the new freighter further reinforces the company’s position as a formidable regional player in the cargo and logistics industry. The new aircraft’s livery design reflects the brand colors of Teleport as it prepares to fly key routes across Asia, with the company’s goal is of becoming one of the top three cargo operators in the ASEAN by capacity. Including the new freighter, Teleport’s has an active fleet of 252 aircraft, including AirAsia Group’s passenger planes. The Boeing 737-800 Freighter was acquired through a multi-year agreement with K-Mile Asia, Thailand’s express freight airline.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Teleport’s Chief Operating Officer, Adrian Loretz, said,
“The growth of cargo services in emerging markets, along with the increase in air cargo revenue due to e-commerce and technological developments in both new aircraft technologies and the digitization of the industry has spearheaded our company’s focus. We are certain that the addition of the freighter under our belt will reinforce our stand in the industry - with more to come in the coming year. It not only demonstrates our confidence in our growth potential but also aids in scaling our operation to meet the air cargo market’s needs which include palletized loads over loose loading and demand a solid base frequency, reliable schedule and specific departure/arrival times.
“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.”
Also commenting on the new dedicated freighter deployment, Teleport’s Chief Executive Officer, 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.”
Teleport was founded in 2018 as a venture under airasia Digital, with the goal of building out the logistics ambitions of the company. Since 2020, Teleport has been building a cargo-only network across key markets in the region, adding capacity for increasing e-commerce and overall cargo demand. Teleport is on a mission to enable everyone, from single merchants to the largest enterprises, to move goods anywhere in Southeast Asia and beyond. The company’s philosophy is that ‘it should simply work like magic.’