MALAYSIA: MASkargo starts new Johor Bahru, Narita service

Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) has introduced a new freighter service from Senai Airport to Narita, Japan. The move is part of its strategy to explore new markets in a bid to fill its planes. “We have added this new route to meet the growing demand for cargo in the southern region. We see Johor Bahru […]


Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) has introduced a new freighter service from Senai Airport to Narita, Japan. The move is part of its strategy to explore new markets in a bid to fill its planes.

“We have added this new route to meet the growing demand for cargo in the southern region. We see Johor Bahru (JB) as having vast potential growth for business,” said MASkargo’s managing director, Shahari Sulaiman. He added that the company was assisting the Iskandar Development Region (IDR) to develop the Southern Economic Corridor.

“This service is expected to complement Singapore Changi while simultaneously tapping the potentials of Batam and Riau,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman, chief executive officer for Senai Airport Terminal Services said demand for airfreight services in Johor was projected to grow and as such had plans in place to develop itself into an efficient logistics and regional cargo hub.

This included an extension of the runway to 3,800 metres, a parallel taxiway and associated high-speed turn-off taxiways to increase runway capacity, as well as developing a cargo terminal capable of handling up to 80,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.