e-AWB push continues with new initiatives

The international e-AWB penetration in February is up by 0.6 per cent, however the last two month performance has remained flat in part due to Chinese New Year, which impacted Asian markets, where e-AWB penetration is high, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said in its latest update.


e-AWB push continues with new initiatives


The international e-AWB penetration in February is up by 0.6 per cent, however the last two month performance has remained flat in part due to Chinese New Year, which impacted Asian markets, where e-AWB penetration is high, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said in its latest update. Global penetration now stands at 12.2 per cent while domestic penetration has reached 43.5 per cent.

Emirates (EK) are taking the lead internationally this month, followed closely behind by Cathay Pacific (CX) and Korean Air (KE). On the Domestic side, Delta Air Lines (DL) is at the top followed by Korean Air (KE) and China Southern Airlines (CZ).

The largest month-to-month growth came from Ethiopian Airlines (+12.7 per cent), Turkish Airlines (+2.9 per cent), Egypt Air (+2.9 per cent). The fastest growth country was Ethiopia with an increase of +12.6 per cent compared to January’s penetration, followed by Turkey and Lebanon.

Hong Kong, the UAE and the US remain the top three locations in terms of overall e-AWB volume, although Chinese New Year and snowstorms in the US impacted penetration of Cathay Pacific (CX) and Delta Air Lines (DL) respectively. From a forwarder perspective ASAV are leading the forwarders with +27.8 per cent, followed by VCK Air and Schenker which saw growth rates of +20.3 and 1.2 per cent respectively.