Teleport, a Malaysia-based integrated logistics solutions provider, announced Monday that it will be managing the exclusive commercial rights of Vietjet Air Cargo’s New Delhi – Ho Chi Minh City belly space.

This is leveraging off the back of Teleport’s capability built from its existing exclusive commercial rights delivering the same end-to-end Total Cargo Management enabled by technology, for all six airlines under AirAsia since 2018, Teleport said in a statement.

According to the statement, the agreement signed between both parties marks the start of a deeper partnership between Vietjet Air Cargo and Teleport to better serve the growing air cargo demand coming in and out of Southeast Asia.

In November 2023, Vietjet Air Cargo and Teleport signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mutually extend its network, combining Teleport’s largest Southeast Asia air logistics network with Vietjet’s Asia Pacific flight network.

“We see this as the beginning of a deeper partnership with Teleport to leverage their end-to-end Total Cargo Management capabilities, and their experience to ensure we never fly empty on our New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City sector,” said Nelson Wu, Vietjet Air Cargo Managing Director.

According to him, Vietjet’s hub out of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi greatly complement Teleport’s seven key Southeast Asia hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

By synergizing their cargo networks, sales operations and e-commerce logistics across strategic markets, he said Vietjet Air Cargo will mutually unlock a wider range of destinations, far beyond point-to-point shipping.

“We believe in the tangible benefits of this partnership and are committed to turning our shared vision into reality,

“By expanding this network of cooperation, we aim to create a more extensive and valuable ecosystem, unlocking new possibilities and driving further innovation,” he added.

Pete Chareonwongsak, Chief Executive Officer of Teleport, said this partnership is very meaningful for Teleport as it shows Vietjet Air Cargo’s trust in them to commercially manage their New Delhi-Ho Chi Minh City sector on their behalf.

He said that When they combined AirAsia’s belly capacity as one and built it on a Total Cargo Management foundation using technology, they learned how to help low-cost airlines maximize their passenger belly capacity,

“Because we were founded in 2018, we had a good headstart in capturing the emerging e-commerce opportunity at the time, and built that into one of our core capabilities,

“As a result, we have been successful in providing value-added incremental revenue on AirAsia’s available belly space – AirAsia’s ancillary revenue contribution by Teleport grew from 2 percent ($50 mil) in 2018 to 6 percent ($162 mil) in 2023,” he said.

He opined that this is a highly scalable model for low-cost airlines to maximize their cargo operations.

“With this track record, we are confident VietJet Air Cargo will benefit as our newest Teleport Air Partner,” he added.

It is noted that Vietjet Air Cargo’s Delhi-Ho Chi Minh City sector flies four times a week, with available extended connections across the Vietjet Air and Teleport networks to key cargo destinations such as Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

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