Mabkargo's first charter flight of 2021
Mabkargo (Maskargo), the logistics division of Malaysia Airlines, performed its first charter flight for the year transporting approximately 20 t of Covid-19 test kits from Seoul Incheon to Jakarta.
Utilising its A330-200F, flight MH 6431 departed South Korea on 4 January 2021 at 17.20 h (local time) and safely arrived in Indonesia on 5 January (photo) after a two-hour transit at Kuala Lumpur airport.
The ad-hoc deployment of the charter service was due to the urgent need to ensure timely delivery of the items. It was a feat as the teams involved worked through numerous challenges during the year-end holidays in getting the much-needed goods safely according to the requirements including the appropriate temperature and traveling time.
Coordination of the flight was made with Zagreb-based charterers, recipients in Indonesia and Maskargo teams in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. (ah)