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Malaysia’s Raya Airways to lease A320 and A321 P2F freighters

Raya Airways (TH, Kuala Lumpur Subang) has confirmed that it will lease four P2F-converted Airbus narrow-body freighters from ST Engineering’s aviation asset management business.

The Malaysian cargo specialist said in a statement that it will add two A320P2Fs and two A321P2Fs to help meet growing demand for cargo transport across Southeast Asia. The quartet will be converted by Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) with the first aircraft, an A321, already at ST Engineering’s Seletar plant in Singapore with further delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2022. Research from ch-aviation shows that there currently has two A321-200s. to Seletar being converted – msn 3396 (ex-Cathay Pacific) and 1988 (ex-Eurowings).

“When converted, each A321P2F will offer 27 tonnes while each A320P2F will offer 21 tonnes, increasing Raya Airways’ combined payload up to 96 tonnes. Our commitment to our customers is that wherever there are economic hubs with strong future prospects, Raya Airways aims to be there,” said Raya Airways Chief Commercial Officer MD Hidayat Rahim.

Raya Airways is currently an all-Boeing team operating one B737-400(SF) as well as two B767-200(F) (one -BDSF and two -SF). Earlier this year, Air Transport Services Group confirmed that it would also lease three A321-200 (PCF) aircraft from Raya Airways, the first two of which are known to be msn 1972 and 1887. The duo are currently undergoing P2F conversions to each from Tampa. Int’l and Orlando Sanford.

Raya Airways offers regular cargo flights to China (including Hong Kong Int’l), Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam as well as Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Labuan in East Malaysia.