Thailand’s national carrier is now offering a Cargo-in-Cabin service to meet the demand for cargo that requires special handling.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Supoj Charoensuk, Chief Operations of Thai Airways International, stated that the carrier, in collaboration with the commercial and postal sectors, on February 1st shipped roughly 3 metric tons of Antigen Test Kits (ATKs) to Sydney, Australia. The cargo, which requires special handling, was kept in the cabin of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft TG-300ER.
He went on to say that the service is focused on ensuring the cargo’s safety as well as the transportation’s efficiency. The service also allows the airplane to carry more cargo by utilizing the cabin as extra storage. It is suitable for transporting sensitive commodities such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, food, and electronic parts.
According to Supoj, the service is likely to help the carrier make much more revenue. He noted that a number of clients, including the Thai Fresh Fruit Traders and Exporters Association, have already shown interest in the service.
Thai Airways executed its first Cargo-in-Cabin flight last month, as well as shipping a batch of 2.6 tons of ATKs from Bangkok to Guangzhou, China.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has granted Thai Airways a license to provide the service till the end of next month. At the end of the current term, the carrier will request a renewal. (NNT)