Raya Airways

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]

Raya Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
TH RMY Raya Express
Founded1993 (1993) (as Transmile Air Services)
HubsSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations10
HeadquartersSultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Subang, Selangor, Malaysia
Websiterayaairways.com

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 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

Transmile Air Services, McDonnell Douglas MD-11F

Raya Airways began its operations as Transmile Air Services 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, Transmile Air Services increased its Boeing 727 fleet to 10. As part of the strategy to expand its operations and network of connecting routes, Transmile Air Services 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.[2]

From 2002 to 2006, Transmile Air Services provided air cargo service to Air Macau.[3] In 2014, the Airline was rebranded as Raya Airways.[4] 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

Raya Airways Boeing 767-200

The Raya Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2022):[5]

Raya Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
Airbus A320-200P2F 0 2
Airbus A321-200P2F 0 2
Boeing 737-400F 1 0
Boeing 767-200BDSF 4 0 operated for DHL Aviation
Total 5 4

Destinations

China

Malaysia

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Singapore

Vietnam

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. "Raya Airways Airline Profile | CAPA".
  3. "Air Macau and Transmile Air Services to launch new freight services". CAPA. 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  4. "Raya Airways". centreforaviation.com. Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  5. "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 20.
  6. "Raya Airways is first Malaysian freight service into Nanning, China" (PDF). Raya Airways. 15 June 2021.
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