Raya Airways (TH, Kuala Lumpur Subang) is planning to add at least three A321-200(PCF) converted freighters, with the first two due for delivery in 2022, lessor Air Transport Services Group told Cargo Facts.

The first of the trio will be N982CM (msn 1972), an 18.9-year-old aircraft formerly operated by Thomas Cook Airlines UK. It has already been inducted into conversion by PEMCO at Tampa Int'l. The aircraft is owned by ATSG's in-house lessor arm, Cargo Aircraft Management. The second aircraft, expected to convert later this year, will be N983CM (msn 1887).

Raya Airways currently operates one B737-400(SF), one B767-200(BDSF), and two B767-200(SF)s. All three B767s are on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management, while the B737 is owned by Vallair, the ch-aviation fleets ownership module shows. The Malaysian cargo specialist retired its last B757-200(PCF) last year, but announced growth plans in early 2022.

The lessor said it saw potential for more A321s placements with Raya Airways.

The carrier did not respond to ch-aviation's request for comment.