Etihad Cargo Hails New Era of Digital Cargo Management
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, has marked a new strategy that saw the introduction of several transformation programmes across its fleet and network, commercial and operational processes, and its physical and digital infrastructures.
This strategy culminated in the carrier’s successful front-end systems migration to the market leading IBS iCargo solution in October 2018, and celebrated the launch of its Online Booking Portal.
Six months on, Etihad has managed a major distribution channel shift and proudly accepted 14.4% of its total bookings online since the October 2018 “go-live” milestone.
Additionally, March 2019 has recorded the most successful performance yet with 16.4% of monthly bookings coming through the online portal, surpassing all records for similar portal launches for any other cargo carrier within the same period.
Etihad Cargo now has over 6,000 unique registered users making online bookings every month, and the numbers are continuing to trend upwards (18.2% of the bookings were made online during the last week of March).
Rory Fidler, Head of Technology and Innovation, Etihad Cargo, said: “Etihad has made great strides in implementing the first phase of its digital ambitions over the past 18 months.
“We placed investments in digital transformation and innovation at the core of our new strategy, underpinning a renewed customer-driven culture within the organization.
“The fruits of that investment and hard work are transforming the way we interact and do business with our customers, and are opening up a multitude of future opportunities.”