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Etihad Cargo has partnered with Awery Aviation Software

Etihad Cargo has partnered with Awery Aviation Software

Etihad Cargo, Etihad Airways’ cargo and logistics arm has significantly enhanced its charter service capabilities through a new partnership with Awery Aviation Software

This collaboration marks a pivotal step in the company’s efforts to meet the growing demand for charter services spurred by the global surge in e-commerce. The carrier has received a 35 per cent increase in charter requests.

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As part of this strategic initiative, Etihad Cargo has implemented a customised version of Awery’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to manage its Cargo Chartering Programme.

This innovative solution will enable Etihad to streamline operations, improve response times, and deliver superior customer service.

Awery, celebrating its 15th anniversary, is a leader in aviation software and provides comprehensive and robust services to airlines worldwide.

Etihad Cargo and Awery have collaborated to tailor the solution to meet the carrier’s unique requirements and seamlessly integrate the ERP system with Etihad Cargo’s current processes.

The Awery ERP system will allow Etihad Cargo to classify and prioritise charter queries, improve analytics and data storage for performance evaluation, and enhance pricing capabilities by providing access to historical data for better decision-making.

Driven by intelligent automation (IA), the system reads information from enquiries, making it easily accessible for creating future quotes. Etihad Cargo will use this data to provide best-in-class customer service consistently.

Customers can accept quotes and book directly via a single click or reject them, with the option to explain why the quote has not been received.

By quickly retrieving comparable past quotes, Etihad Cargo has improved its capabilities to set competitive pricing and ensure consistent pricing while offering faster response times.

Stanislas Brun, Vice President of Cargo at Etihad Cargo, said: “Etihad Cargo is committed to developing and adopting innovative digital tools that benefit partners and customers.

“In 2023, Etihad Cargo operated 262 charters, a 23 per cent increase from the previous year.

“The tailored Awery ERP system will enable the carrier to meet the increasing demand for charter services in the market and improve operational efficiency and customer service.

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“In managing charter enquiries more efficiently, Etihad Cargo will provide faster response times and attractive offers.

“This strategic move is poised to set a new standard in cargo charter services, emphasising Etihad Cargo’s position as a forward-thinking and customer-centric organisation.”

Vitaly Smilianets, CEO of Awery Aviation Software, added: “Working with Etihad Cargo has been a remarkable journey.

“Our goal was to provide a solution that meets the carrier’s current needs and build a lasting relationship that will contribute to Etihad Cargo’s long-term success.

“As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, this partnership is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our ability to deliver personalised solutions to our clients.”

The implementation of the tailored ERP system is the latest step in Etihad Cargo’s digitalisation journey, which has seen the carrier continuously enhance its online booking portal, introduce artificial intelligence-driven tools to optimise operations and boost capacity and co-develop a sales optimisation tool that has added value to partnerships.

Etihad Cargo is committed to leveraging technology to enhance customer service and remain the air cargo partner of choice.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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