SHANNON, IRELANDThe Irish–American commercial aviation financing and leasing company GECAS has announced that it will lease two Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighters (BCF) to M Jets International’s start-up freighter operator Kargo Xpress.

Delivering in October 2021 and January 2022, these two 738BCFs will greatly increase capacity for Malaysia’s newest freight carrier. Kargo Xpress began scheduled flights in June with one 737-400F and this added capacity will enable the operator to provide fast, timely and efficient delivery of goods as they expand their footprint to include Northern China and Western India and serve some thinner, underserved routes.

“Kargo Xpress appreciates the close working relationship with GECAS to induct our initial two 737-800 BCF. We are focused on developing a robust, reliable, cost-effective network within Asia, centered around a fleet of 737 freighters. Our goal is to be the provider of choice for express e-commerce shipments, as well as point-to-point delivery, trans-shipment and flight-truck services for our time-to-market sensitive customers within Asia,” Gunasekar Mariappan, Managing Director, M Jets International said.

“Thanks to its versatility, efficiency, and reliability, the 737-800BCF is well suited to Kargo Xpress’ planned growth strategy. At GECAS Cargo, we are pleased to support Kargo Xpress as they look to develop more routes and expand their operations,” Richard Greener, SVP and Manager, GECAS Cargo said.