August 20, 2019: Continuing to drive its journey towards digitisation, Oman Air Cargo has successfully launched a mobile app for its shippers and freight forwarders. It is developed in collaboration with QuantumID Technologies, which is Oman Air's cargo system solution provider for SmartKargo platform that was launched in September 2017.

"It empowers shippers and clients by providing them with self-service and mobile capabilities (access any-time, from anywhere) for their most-used requirements to interface real-time with Oman Air Cargo, including the quote, flight schedules, and capacity queries, to real-time bookings and tracking notifications," Oman Air added.

Other benefits include improved accuracy of the shipment information and facilitation of shipment readiness when it reaches the airline warehouse, ability to book shipments on the go, provision of easy-to-access guest mode that allows non-registered customers to check schedule, track shipment & get a quote, enhanced security with touch ID access as well as real-time synchronisation.

Speaking to Times of Oman, Paul Starrs, chief commercial officer, Oman Air, said, "We are happy to announce the successful launch of our cargo application that provides easy access and excellent functionalities for our clients and freighters. We are committed to continuing leveraging the latest technologies and innovations to digitally enhance our business and provide the best possible solutions for our clients. We have ambitious plans to grow our cargo business and remain competitive and our collaboration with %u2018SmartKargo' allows us to do so with state-of-the-art technology that is fast to deploy and easy-to-use."

The mobile app was officially launched in the home market in January 2019 at the annual event of Oman Air Cargo held in Muscat to felicitate and reward the best performing cargo clients and agents in Oman. The app will be released for the rest of the markets across the world in stages this year.

From May 31 this year, Oman Air has started direct flights to Alexandria, Egypt, which is the airline's 53rd global destination. Alexandria is the most important seaport, where more than 70 percent of the country's imports and exports pass through. The direct services into Alexandria will allow Oman Air to further expand trade ties between our two countries. Oman maintains an excellent bilateral relation with Egypt, and this new route will further strengthen it.

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