Raya Airways

Raya Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
TH RMY Raya Express
Founded 1993 (1993) (as Transmile Air Services)
Hubs Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 9
Company slogan Delivering Trust And Value
Headquarters Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Subang, Malaysia
Website rayaairways.com

Raya Airways Sdn Bhd (doing business as Raya Airways) is a cargo airline with its head office in the Raya Airways Centre in the Cargo Complex of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, Malaysia.[1]

It is an express freight and freighter charter company. The airline was established in November 1993 as Transmile Air. It has courier transportation services between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia and services international companies such as DHL Worldwide Express, United Parcel Service, Air Macau and CEN Worldwide, among others. Raya Airways also provides aircraft charters and wet leases specialists with experience operating cargo flights around the world. Raya Airways was designated a National Cargo Carrier by the Malaysian Transport Ministry in 1996.

History

Raya Airways began with one Boeing 737 and one Cessna Grand Caravan in providing air express transport service to Pos Malaysia Berhad for their courier business to East Malaysia in November 1993. It later developed into an international company and the only dedicated intra-Asian overnight express cargo operator in Malaysia. Their first Boeing 727 freighter service commenced in 2000 for the Kuala Lumpur/Penang-Bangkok-Hong Kong courier sector. It was an extended operation for their existing client, DHL International Limited. Over five years, owing to the increasing demand of freight services in the region, Raya Airways increased their Boeing 727 fleet to 10. As part of the strategy to expand their operations and network of connecting routes, Raya Airways acquired four MD-11s in 2005. They started the MD-11 operation for Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong-Los Angeles sector in the third quarter of 2005.

From 2002 to 2006, Raya Airways provided air cargo service to Air Macau. Their subsidiaries are K-Mile Air of Thailand and now-defunct Megantara Air of Indonesia, both of which operated aircraft transferred from their fleet.

Fleet

The Raya Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017). However, the 727s end service in Jan 2018.[2]

Raya Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Boeing 737-400F 1 0 ends service Jan 2018
Boeing 757-200PCF 1 0
Boeing 767-200SF 1 0 operated for DHL Aviation

Destinations

References

  1. "Group Offices." Raya Airways. Retrieved on 11 December 2014. "Corporate & Finance Raya Airways Centre Cargo Complex, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport. 47200 Subang, Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA"
  2. "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 20.
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