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ANA joins the digital booking platform

ANA B777F – Photo courtesy of ANA


All Nippon Airways (ANA) has joined the air cargo-booking platform as it continues its digital drive. The company said that it would benefit from gaining access to’s European customers base and that the move will simplify the booking process for ANA’s existing customers.

ANA and started the integration of their core systems in mid-January and are hoping to make ANA Cargo capacity available on the platform early in the second quarter of 2020.

Toshiaki Toyama, Senior Vice President of ANA said that “Partnering with leading online booking platform will help to accelerate our ambition to digitally transform our business within the coming years and to focus even more on our customer needs. With we enable freight forwarders to book our capacity offers in a fast and frictionless manner, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

ANA already has a cargo joint venture agreement with Lufthansa Airlines, which already offers its capacity on and has invested in the platform. In 2019, the platform distributed more than 2.2m instantly bookable real-time offers to customers – averaging more than 6,000 a day.

Moritz Claussen, Managing Director of said, “We are very happy to welcome major Asian carrier ANA to the platform and to support the airline to extend its reach into the European market while offering a first-class booking experience to customers.”

Claussen added, “ANA’s strong network in Asia will boost overall capacities available to customers on important trade lanes, and will thus help to add to the digital platform’s monthly growth rate of on average 20%. As continues to expand rapidly we are looking forward to adding even more capacity on major trade lanes to Asia.”

With each new airline joining the platform, the technology company said it sees a strong increase in bookings per user. As well as the joint venture with ANA, also saw Etihad Cargo and Nippon Cargo Airlines join its platform at the end of 2019 and expects additional airlines to join in 2020.




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