Emirates SkyCargo adds first third-party booking portal partnership
26 / 09 / 2022
By Damian Brett
Source: Emirates SkyCargo
Emirates SkyCargo has added its capacity to a third-party online booking portal for the first time as it looks to expand its digital reach.
The Dubai-based airline today announced that it would place its capacity on the WebCargo by Freightos portal.
The airline said that the move would give customers “quick and easy direct access” to flights and inventory to make direct bookings.
Emirates SkyCargo is rolling out customer access to the WebCargo platform in a phased manner, with Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, The UK and Turkey going live tomorrow.
By the end of October, the airline’s inventory will be available to customers across all of Europe, followed by Australia and the US in November.
Customers in Asia and Africa will have access by January 2023.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, said: “Emirates SkyCargo continues to develop and implement digital technologies that enable us to improve our operations at the backend and enhance our customer experience at the frontline.
“Partnering with WebCargo enables us to improve access to our products and services, and provide a secure and convenient booking channel for our customers.”
Zvi Schreiber, chief executive of the Freightos Group, said: “WebCargo connects over 10,000 freight forwarding offices globally to airlines representing over 40% of available global air cargo capacity.
“We continue to see that instant pricing and booking, whether on WebCargo.co or via WebCargo’s APIs, delivers dramatic improvements in efficiency and data reliability, while providing the flexibility needed to navigate today’s supply chain disruptions.”
In a recent interview with Air Cargo News, Emirates SkyCargo vice president cargo commercial development Dennis Lister said the investment in digitalisation to further improve ease of doing business was one of the firm’s focus areas.