The resumption of AirAsia’s flights into China marks the return of belly cargo space in China for Teleport, the logistics venture of Capital A (formerly known as AirAsia Group).
With AirAsia being the largest foreign carrier operating in China by capacity today, this means Teleport brings with it one of the largest cargo networks between China and Asean, with network reach connecting beyond into the wider Asia Pacific region – China, Australia/NZ, India, Japan and Korea.
Pete Chareonwongsak, Chief Executive Office of Teleport says, “We are excited with China’s reopening as we can look forward to supporting growth in trade and cross-border e-commerce movement regionally.
“The full recovery of AirAsia’s fleet in China will realise Teleport’s extensive network advantage for the first time since the pandemic.
“Our goal is to “Teleport it” across Asean faster and more affordably than anyone else. With a team of 700 in Malaysia, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Singapore, we are equipped to become the preferred player for the fastest and most efficient air logistics solutions across Asean.
“Today we help our customers move everything from general, large volume cargo such as machinery to small parcels for ecommerce marketplaces.
“China reopening is important in helping us achieve our ambition towards ASEAN leadership in terms of market share in 2023.”
According to Celia Lao, Teleport Country Head for China, Hong Kong & Macau, “Our extensive network coverage across Asean and APAC gives us the advantage with reliability, speed and frequency – the combination of these capabilities provides flexibility for our customers here, which is greatly favoured to help them synchronise their logistics value chain according to their requirements.”
“During pre-pandemic times, in 2019, Teleport moved 1.24 million tonnes of cargo out of China through AirAsia’s belly space.
“Now with the combined freighter and belly space network capacity, we anticipate our growth in this market to double – as we are now able to serve more customers with a variety of cross border cargo needs. The top four cargo destinations for our customers are Malaysia, Thailand, India and Australia,” she says.