MAB Kargo in another oil & gas charter
May 25, 2018: Malaysian cargo airline MABkargo successfully completed another charter flight after landing in Bintulu, Sarawak of East Malaysia with almost 72 tonnes of bulk cargo.
The company was appointed by a renowned oil & gas company to handle the charter operation. The charter, which utilised the metal and call sign of partner airline Silkway West, originated from Leipzig, Germany. Flight 7L9203 touched down in Bintulu Airport (BTU) after a quick transit in Baku, Azerbaijan.
For the successful loading and unloading of cargo from the B747-400 freighter, the MABkargo team conducted a detailed planning process.
To support the jumbo jet’s operations in BTU, ground support equipment were specially brought in from Kuching and Miri airports.
“The oil & gas industry’s charters have always been very challenging and more often than not, present logistical intricacies. In this case, we had to prep a small airport to receive a big aircraft. With the support of a great ground handling team and local airport authorities, we made it happen today,” said Amiroel Shazrie Yussof, MABkargo’s Sales and Marketing general manager.
“Charter flights are ideal for the oil & gas industry as they allow our customers to work on their own schedule utilising the most convenient airports. Over the years, MABkargo has gained immense experience from coordinating and successfully delivering oil and gas equipment to a number of destinations worldwide. We have also handled many types of charters – oil & gas, Grand Prix, concert equipment and livestock movements being the major ones. Our experience in handling charters created a niche strength for us and has secured the trust of our customers. Today, charter flights are a key revenue generator for MABkargo,” he ended.