Qatar Airways Cargo, MASkargo sign MoU for joint cargo operations

Carriers to offer enhanced connectivity via their key hubs – Hamad Airport and Kuala Lumpur Airport

Qatar Airways Cargo, MASkargo sign MoU for joint cargo operations
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Qatar Airways Group and Malaysia Aviation Group have further expanded their long-standing relationship as oneworld partners by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Qatar Airways Cargo and MASkargo – the cargo airline and subsidiary of Malaysia Aviation Group – to deliver an enhanced product offering to cargo customers and help achieve operational synergies.

The MoU follows the expanded codeshare agreement signed in 2022 between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines to offer increased connectivity to their passengers, says an official release from Qatar Airways.

"With this strategic joint cargo business agreement, both cargo airlines will leverage each other’s network strengths and fleet capacity to increase cargo offerings. MASkargo customers will have access to the extensive global Qatar Airways Cargo network while Qatar Airways Cargo customers will have access to the growing APAC market, including new destinations and additional capacity in existing stations."

The airlines will also be able to leverage both hubs, Hamad International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport as strategic stops to serve the combined network, the release added. "This partnership is also enabled by the planned growth of Qatar Airways Cargo handling capabilities at its new and expanded cargo terminal in Doha."

Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways says: “Our new MoU with Malaysia Aviation Group is testament to our deepening relations with Malaysia and the integral APAC market. This strategic cooperation with our oneworld partner will serve to link our freighter and belly-hold networks with our cargo product offering and capacity, allowing us to further cement our relationship and foster the close links between our airlines.”

Izham Ismail, Group Managing Director, Malaysia Aviation Group adds: “Expanding our partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo marks a significant milestone for MASkargo. This collaboration will not only enhance our product offering and operational capabilities but also solidify our position in the global cargo market. By leveraging each other's strengths, we are poised to deliver unparalleled service to our customers and achieve remarkable growth together.”

Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines launched their codeshare cooperation in 2004 and have significantly expanded the partnership in recent years, which today includes 62 codeshare destinations in Malaysia, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa. In 2022, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines signed a strategic MoU to further enhance the passenger airline partnership, the release added.

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