A view of the Qatar Airways Cargo fleet.
Doha: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s largest cargo airline, has received a massive response for online bookings through a third-party e-booking platform, WebCargo by Freightos. The airline has recorded more than 50,000 bookings through this platform over the past year.
“Qatar Airways Cargo’s online booking journey with WebCargo by Freightos began a year ago. Since then, we have registered over 50,000 bookings through the platform,” Qatar Airways Cargo said on one of its social media platforms.
Since the introduction of WebCargo in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has been receiving large volumes of e-bookings through the platform.
During the first half of last year, Qatar Airways Cargo rolled out its capabilities on the third-party electronic booking platform Freightos WebCargo, first in a few selected countries in February, then throughout the European region in June, then in the United States of America in July. , and finally the rest of the world in August.
The launch of this service has enabled freight forwarders to make real-time electronic bookings, access live fares and view available capacity with Qatar Airways Cargo through the service of WebCargo, a Freightos Group company.
Freight forwarders across the carrier’s global network are now able to make electronic bookings from its online and offline origins with access to live rates and capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will improve their booking experience with the airline, resulting in greater efficiency and real-time responses for availability.
Qatar Airways Cargo has positioned itself during the pandemic as an essential capacity provider. The freight carrier has further strengthened its position and brought stability and an ever-expanding global network to its local market. It serves a global network of more than 60 cargo destinations and 140 passenger destinations using freighters, hold passenger flights, passenger freighters and mini-cargos.
The introduction of WebCargo is one of many important digitization initiatives implemented by Qatar Airways Cargo in recent months. Qatar Airways Cargo underwent a significant digital upgrade during the year. In January, in collaboration with CHAMP Cargosystems and Agility, he completed the first phase of the IATA ONE Record pilot to present the benefits and feasibility of the initiative to define a common API (Application Programming Interface) for all electronic platforms. used throughout the supply chain.
This aims to standardize the air cargo data exchange protocol for better data quality, control, transparency and ease of connectivity. In a similar vein, in March IATA launched its Enhanced Partner Identification and Connectivity (EPIC) platform to support the digitization of the global air cargo supply chain.
Qatar Airways Cargo provided essential input during the pilot phase of the project and, in the meantime, 32 airlines, 94 freight forwarders and other industry stakeholders have joined the growing community, which will ultimately lead to a total digital transformation of the industry.