Eaglexpress

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Eaglexpress
Eaglexpress Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
9A EZX EAGLEXPRESS AIR
Founded 8 August 2011 (2011-08-08)
Commenced operations 19 September 2012 (2012-09-19)
Operating bases Kuala Lumpur International Airport [1]
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Selangor, Malaysia
Key people Azlan Zainal Abidin (CEO)[2]
Website www.eaglexpressair.com

Eaglexpress Air Charter Sdn Bhd (doing business as Eaglexpress) is a charter airline with its headquarters in Selangor, Malaysia [3] and base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is a joint venture between private investors in Malaysia and South Korea,[3] with 60%-40%[3] holding respectively,[4][5] it plans on specialising in Pilgrimage, Holiday and Business charters as well as ACMI operations on behalf of other airlines.[6]

The company was set up in January 2012 and operated their first charter flight in February for a holiday group from South Korea to Malaysia, it was followed by Umra flights to Jeddah for a Malaysian Travel Agency under a six-month contract from March to mid September, flying Pilgrims from Malaysia, Southern Thailand and Indonesia.[7]

The airline hoped to have 8 aircraft by the end of 2012, which include Boeing 737-400/Boeing 737-800,[8] and up to 20 aircraft in the next 5 years.[9][10] their first Hajj service to Jeddah took off 21 September 2012.[11] Eaglexpress have 3 boeing 747-400 operates for Saudia and Fly Nas.

Eaglexpress also plan to launch cargo operations as both charter and ACMI, using 3 Boeing 747-400F focusing on South Korea and Hong Kong.[6][12]

On December 20, The Edge reports that Eaglexpress Air Service Permit (ASP) has been revoked, and it shall have no effect from Dec 21 2016, according to a statement issued by Malaysian Aviation Commission.[13]

Fleet[edit]

The Eaglexpress fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[14]

Eaglexpress Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 747-400 2
Total 2

Previous Fleet[edit]

  • 1 Airbus A330-200 (operating for flynas).[15] It was later returned to the lessor, Guggenheim Aviation Partners after being withdrawn from use on June 7, 2016.

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