Air Europa Cargo is to launch its own e-booking platform later this year, in partnership with CargoAi.
The dedicated cargo subsidiary of Air Europa has chosen to launch its platform using ‘CargoGATE’, CargoAi’s white-label solution for airlines looking to develop and maintain their own booking portals, noting the advantages of the solution’s ‘plug and play’ integration.
The development phase is expected to take just under six months for the mid-year launch.
The platform will enable Air Europa’s freight forwarders to search, book, track, and pay for all their shipments on Air Europa within minutes on the same interface. The payment functionality and CO2 tracking and reduction will be respectively powered by CargoAi’s recently launched ‘CargoWALLET’ and ‘Cargo2ZERO’ solutions.
Not only will the platform be entirely branded according to Air Europa Cargo’s guidelines, but the technical maintenance will also be fronted by CargoAi, allowing Air Europa Cargo customers to automatically benefit from all the latest features and improvements that are added on, such as ‘Modify Booking’ or ‘Advance Booking’ features which CargoAi has on its roadmap.
“We chose to partner with CargoAi to accelerate our digital adoption as we were looking for a solution and partner that presented minimal IT investment, accelerated deployment, and low long-term maintenance requirements from our side. CargoGATE ticks those boxes,” said Air Europa Cargo’s general manager Jordi Piqué.
“We tested their existing application which is user friendly, and we believe this user experience will drive efficiencies for our existing customers, and increase loyalty to the Air Europa Cargo booking experience.”
The worldwide launch of Air Europa Cargo’s eBooking platform will cover all of Air Europa Cargo’s products, except for valuables. Due to the specific handling restrictions and limited request from its customers, freight forwarders booking this type of cargo will need to contact Air Europa Cargo directly.
“We are proud to have been chosen by Air Europa Cargo for their digital adoption and excited that they have chosen to integrate the full suite of our offering including our sustainability and payment solutions,” said CargoAi’s CEO Matthieu Petot (pictured above). “This partnership also allows the simultaneous benefit to have Air Europa Cargo schedules and capacity available on our digital marketplace application, CargoMART, allowing Air Europa Cargo to be booked by the 8,000+ forwarders that we currently have on our digital marketplace.”