AF KLM starts roll out of capacity on cargo.one

By Damian Brett

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is to begin offering its capacity on the cargo.one booking portal.

The partnership began with an initiation phase in one of AFKLMP’s main markets and will now proceed market-by-market, based on customer demand.

The airline group said that it offers online booking through its own platform but adding its capacity to cargo.one – in addition to other third-party platforms – would further expand its reach through an omnichannel sales strategy.

Gertjan Roelands, senior vice president sales and distribution, AFKLMP, said: “The cooperation with cargo.one fits in with our overall channel strategy. We have our own full-service platform, myCargo, where we offer all of our services, including our most recent feature, Modify my Booking.

“We are investing significantly in our digital offering and expect to launch some unique new services soon in myCargo [launched in 2018].

“Based on customer traction, we have decided to extend our cooperation with cargo.one by connecting our booking option.

“We believe this channel compliments our own online platform. We have been cooperating with third-party portals for some time now and we are delighted to add this new partnership. For us, it is key to be where our customers are.”

Moritz Claussen, founder and co-chief executive of cargo.one, added: “I am delighted that Air France KLM Martinair Cargo sees demonstrable value in working with us globally for its distribution.

“After a successful start, and gains in incremental revenue and operational efficiency, it is exciting that our teams will now continue to work closely to iterate on the industry-leading technical infrastructure, processes and expertise that the airline and cargo.one can combine in this partnership.”

The airline group offers 295 shipping destinations across 110 countries, its 500 aircraft fleet has carried more than 1m tonnes of cargo in the past twelve months.

More to come from air cargo booking portals

JAL Cargo joins cargo.one portal

Portal cargo.one launches in Japan to boost air cargo digitalisation

Dynamic pricing arrives in air cargo with AF KLM and WebCargo

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