MASkargo, the cargo arm of Malaysian Airlines, carried out its first cargo charter flight this year transporting approximately 20 tonnes of Covid-19 test kits between South Korea and Indonesia. 


The carrier utilised an Airbus A330-200 freighter for the flight, operating between South Korea's Incheon International Airport and Soekarno-Hatta International in Jakarta with a two-hour transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


It said the adhoc deployment of the charter service was due to the urgent need to ensure timely delivery of the items.


“MASkargo is happy to operate this particular service, marking the first charter operation between the two countries by the airline for the year,” said Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, MASkargo's chief executive officer.


“With the adequate infrastructure to ensure the safe handling, transportation, and distribution of the temperature-sensitive goods, MASkargo maintained the aircraft temperature at between 15˚C to 25˚C throughout the eleven-hour flight,” he added.