Air Cargo Management

Teleport inducts first A321 freighter


Teleport, the logistics venture seeded by Capital A Berhad, has inducted its first Airbus A321 Freighter (A321F) aircraft based in Kuala Lumpur into its air logistics fleet.

The addition of the A321F is set to strengthen Teleport’s position as the market leader in terms of most air cargo volume by tonnage across Southeast Asia, as certified by the World ACD.

Teleport states that its A321F, with 24 containerised positions (14 ULDs in main deck and 10 ULDs in lower deck), enables it to carry a maximum payload of 27 tonnes/27,000kg of various cargo including e-commerce parcels, express/small parcels, large volume cargo, and dangerous goods among others.

Teleport was founded in May 2018 and has seen accelerated growth in the last 24 months which has led to its market leadership position in Southeast Asia.

Today, over 1,500 businesses use Teleport to transport their goods to over 80 destinations in Southeast Asia using one digital Airway Bill.

Pete Chareonwongsak, chief executive of Teleport, said: “From a scrappy start-up with humble beginnings in Malaysia, each day [676] Teleporters across seven countries work tirelessly to deliver more goods by air than anyone else in Southeast Asia.

“We saw our growth accelerate in the past 24 months, where we have scaled a company that is profitable and on track to generate $200 million in annual revenues – it is fitting to celebrate these milestones on the same day as the arrival of the first of three A321Fs this year.”

Inducting Teleport’s A321F has been a collective effort involving multiple entities within the Capital A Group, enabling Teleport to leverage one fleet, one crew and one ecosystem, to deliver a best-in-class and best-in-cost freighter operations.

Tony Fernandes, chief executive of Capital A Berhad, said: “Our confidence in Teleport’s future grows stronger as we foster collaborations with other businesses under Capital A to not only position Teleport as a profitable and affordable player in the air logistics industry, but also establish it as a reliable delivery partner for Capital A entities, such as the Superapp.

“Together, we are poised to unlock remarkable opportunities and deliver exceptional value to our customers.”

Chareonwongsak added: “The A321Fs are key for us to continue and strengthen our dominant position in Southeast Asia, as it will allow us to carry more, do more and cover more – by adding skidded capacity into our extensive air cargo network, and having more control and flexibility to accommodate our customers’ diverse needs.

“And with the first A321F based out of Kuala Lumpur, it is the perfect hub as its 5-hour flight range gives it access to over 80 destinations across Southeast Asia and 80 more key cities in Asia Pacific.”

Teleport states that its second and third A321Fs are due to be delivered in Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 respectively, allowing more flexibility to be based out of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, or Manila, leveraging its multi-hub operating model.

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