Lufthansa Cargo is piloting CargoAi’s service in 3 countries as it prepares to go live worldwide.

Users in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain have access to route and capacity information on all Lufthansa Group airlines service those countries, and can book general and express cargo on Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, Eurowings and SunExpress.

The pilot will run for 2 to 3 months, with CargoAi and Lufthansa Cargo fine-tuning their preparations before going live globally.

Lufthansa will benefit from a customised e-booking system, allowing it to optimise the efficiency of its forwarding processes, and will benefit from the promotion of its services to more than 5,000 freight forwarders across 103 countries who regularly use CargoAi’s marketplace.

Matthieu Petot, CEO of CargoAi, says, “Lufthansa Cargo has often pioneered innovation in its long history and is again ahead of the digital curve with CargoAi: it is the first and only airline so far to enable forwarders to make use of our instant rate offer and booking confirmation functionalities.”

Ashwin Bhat, Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa Cargo, adds, “The impressive success that CargoAi has demonstrated in just the four years since it was founded, mirrors the innovation that we strive for within our company and industry. Lufthansa Cargo was among the first to introduce ebooking-channels within the airfreight segment, and we have large numbers of customers using the ebooking functionality in three pilot countries.”