MASkargo has commenced twice-weekly Airbus 330-200 freight service to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The service, which will operate by a Kuala Lumpur-Ho Chi Minh City-Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur routing, highlights the increasing importance of the Vietnamese city’s trade relations with other Asian nations, according to MASkargo Acting CEO Mohd Yunus Idris.
The new route also connects Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney; Shanghai; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangkok; Hong Kong; Manila; Jakarta, Indonesia; Tokyo; Osaka; Surabaya, Indonesia; Frankfurt; Amsterdam; and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates via MASkargo’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport hub.
Idris commented on Ho Chi Minh City’s connectivity to these destinations, remarking that the decision to open up new markets was strategic. “In order to expand our presence along the intra-Asia network, the flight to Ho Chi Minh City is one of the strategies to tap the growth of the Asian market,” he said in a statement.
He added that the Vietnamese city has also registered considerable cargo growth recently. Idris said MASkargo will support commerce in Ho Chi Minh City by increasing its capacity and routes along the intra-Asian network destinations, as well as provide a fast way to move goods out of the city.
“With the launch of its service to Ho Chi Minh City, MASkargo will seek commercial partners to help provide an extensive network and service coverage required,” according to a press release. “Moreover, this will enable network expansion into the region in response to changing market conditions.”