MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysian Aviation Group, has become the ninth carrier to join IAG Cargo’s Partner Plus programme, according to IAG Cargo. The programme implies that members agree to interline on each other’s metal on a commercially booked basis.
“Our partnership with MASkargo extends IAG Cargo’s network of destinations in Oceania and Southeast Asia, and helps the business to increase its market share to regions unserved by IAG Cargo capacity. All IAG Cargo bookings made on Malaysia Airlines (MH) flights will benefit from confirmed booking status, a 48-hour recovery promise and full Track and Trace capability with immediate effect,” said Camilo Garcia, IAG Cargo’s director of sales, marketing and product.
Its already existing partners include Air New Zealand, who joined the programme in November last year, American Airlines, Avianca, China Southern Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Qatar Airways.
“Both MASkargo and Air New Zealand serve a wide number of IAG Cargo touchpoints globally and offer substantial fleet capacity of their own. These two additions to our Partner Plus Programme allow us to expand our network reach in a highly efficient, cost effective way and it is great to have them aboard,” added Camilo Garcia.
MASkargo serves almost 100 destinations worldwide, delivering through scheduled freighter services and Malaysia Airlines belly space capacity.
IAG Cargo is the business that got created when British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo merged in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and bmi, IAG Cargo now covers a global network of over 350 destinations. In 2017 IAG Cargo had a commercial revenue of €1084 million and a combined workforce of more than 2470 people.
Its parent company, International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 546 aircraft and the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.