Avianca Cargo partners with cargo.one to expand its digital reach
- Partnership enables airline to broaden its digital footprint and target thousands of freight forwarders using cargo.one worldwide
- cargo.one is the first-choice for national carriers to drive digitalization - guaranteeing their customers the best digital experiences
Berlin | Bogotá, November 9, 2022 – cargo.one today announced a global partnership that brings Avianca Cargo, the Colombian national carrier’s cargo division, onto the leading marketplace for digital air cargo bookings. cargo.one will comprise a key component of Avianca Cargo’s multi-channel digital distribution, and support the airline in its ambitious digital transformation and growth plans.
Avianca Cargo offers 42 destinations in 23 countries, as well as impressive domestic connectivity, leveraging a fleet of 5 modern freighters in addition to Avianca’s large passenger fleet. The airline has hubs in San Salvador (El Salvador), Lima (Perú) and Bogotá (Colombia) as well as operation centers in Miami (USA), Medellín (Colombia), Quito (Ecuador) and Mexico City (Mexico). For many freight forwarders, Avianca Cargo offers important and attractive capacities between Europe and the Americas.
Within the coming weeks, more freight forwarders will be able to book Avianca Cargo capacities digitally, benefiting from the most high quality, user-friendly marketplace experience on cargo.one. By offering its capacities on cargo.one, the airline will promote its range of air cargo products to a community of 12,000+ freight forwarders in all corners of the world.
“In Avianca Cargo, we are transforming our business through digitalization. We are committed to offering our customers a reliable service with more options every day. Partnering with the top portals of the industry will allow us to continue strengthening our position as one of the leader carriers in the region and provide users the opportunity to find rates and available capacity in real-time, book our products and receive an immediate booking confirmation”, comments Gabriel Oliva, CEO of Avianca Cargo.
Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO of cargo.one, adds, “Following extensive partnership experience with the world’s leading carriers, we are delighted to expand Avianca Cargo’s digital footprint to thousands more forwarders in all corners of the world. As a digital leader, cargo.one teams will support Avianca Cargo to drive customer centricity, and navigate the technological and organizational steps needed to gain maximum advantage from their digital distribution.”
In addition to its global market position, cargo.one has strong tactical experience supporting airlines within the Latin American market. The marketplace has become the go-to choice for national carriers seeking to accelerate digital sales and guarantee the best customer experiences.
With its integration, Avianca Cargo also benefits from cargo.one’s long-standing partnership with IBS Software, allowing the airline seamless and low maintenance back-end connectivity with the marketplace.
Founded in 2017, cargo.one (Cargo One GmbH) is a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacity. Used in 3000+ freight forwarding branches, cargo.one focuses on offering instantly bookable quotes across dozens of airlines, and was the first booking platform of its kind. Accredited freight forwarders can search, compare and book in real-time and receive an immediate booking confirmation. Operating as a virtual-first company, the cargo.one team combines international business experience, expertise in B2B technology transformations, and air cargo market knowledge.
cargo.one has partnered with dozens of global airlines such as Lufthansa, IAG Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Air Canada, LATAM, TAP Air Portugal, Finnair, Etihad, All Nippon Airways, JALCARGO, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, and Qatar Airways Cargo, while serving a fast-growing user base of thousands of freight forwarding companies, including leading players such as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Agility Logistics, DACHSER and Flexport. The company won the award for ‘Information Technology for the air cargo industry’ in World Air Cargo Awards 2022 and 2021, the 'Innovative Logistics Solutions in Air Cargo' Award 2022, at the International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo, and an Air Cargo News award in 2020.
cargo.one has raised over $65M in funding to date from internationally prominent investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Creandum, Next 47, Point Nine Capital and Lufthansa Cargo.
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