Asia Cargo Network subsidiary Asia Cargo Airlines (GM, Jakarta Halim) is to acquire two B737-800(BCF)s for its Indonesian and Southeast Asian freighter operations. ACN CEO Marco Isaak said both aircraft will arrive in 1Q 2023, per Cargo Facts.

The airline, which was rebranded from Tri-M.G. Intra Asia Airlines (Jakarta Halim) in 2021, presently flies a fleet of five B737-300(F)s. According to the ch-aviation fleets module, three are active and two are inactive and undergoing maintenance. The short to medium-range B737-300F can carry 17,000 kilograms of cargo with a volume of 81 cubic metres, whereas B737-800BCFs can carry almost 24,000 kilograms cargo with a volume of over 141 cubic metres.

Asia Cargo Network's website indicates their Indonesian subsidiary flies to over a dozen countries around Asia and five domestic airports from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta and Jakarta Halim Airports, including Balikpapan, Makassar, Ambon, Jayapura, and Tembagapura. The boost to Asia Cargo Airlines caps off a busy few months for the Singapore-based Asia Cargo Network. Its Malaysia-based subsidiary, World Cargo Airlines (3G, Kuala Lumpur International), took delivery of its second B737-800BCF in June, with the airline then noting that it was the highest-capacity cargo aircraft based in Southeast Asia.

More recently, ACN entered into a joint venture with MENA Cargo Airlines (Bahrain International) after buying a 49% stake in MENA's parent company, MAE Aircraft Management. The investment will extend the Singapore company's reach into the Middle East and Africa. The deal will see also Asia Cargo Network and MENA base six freighters in Bahrain over the next 18 months.