On track with its network expansion plans to increase destinations within the Asia-Pacific markets, Raya Airways recently marked the entry of its freight delivery services into the city of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. This also records Raya Airways as the first Malaysian freight service provider operating to this destination.
Mohamad Najib Ishak, group managing director of Raya Airways Sdn. Bhd. said, “We are thrilled to expand our logistics solutions and time-definite services into China, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing air-cargo markets. With Nanning being the gateway to Asean and increasing cross-border e-commerce goods being transported from China into the Southeast Asian markets, this route expansion is timely and will support the increasing demand of cargo services from consumers and merchants, while offering us with an opportunity to create and provide a seamless logistics network driven by efficient service. As one of the key enablers in the supply chain ecosystem, our role is to establish connections and options for our customers. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, freight transportation has become increasingly significant, and it is integral that we continue to strengthen our expansion plan into new markets. We look forward to introducing more new routes in the months ahead as we increase our interconnecting network of destinations to support businesses during this pandemic,” Mohamad Najib added.
Raya Airways will serve Nanning four times per week with an average weekly load of 30 tonnes and a maximum capacity of up to 40 tonnes, utilising its Boeing 767-200F aircraft. This new freight route will carry all shipments that Raya Airways specialises in, namely cross-border e-commerce products and consumer goods, including perishable items. Raya Airways aims to expand its network to more destinations within Asia-Pacific, including within China and other countries later this year.