DFW goes fully digital
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) international airport is one of the first US airports to be fully electronic airway bill (e-AWB) compliant. To qualify as an e-airport as designated by the International Air Transport Association (Iata), the majority of airlines and cargo ground handlers at DFW had to adopt e-AWBs with every international air freight shipment.
Ten of the 16 airlines that participate in the Iata e-AWB programme operate at DFW, including American Airlines, three other carriers that offer passenger-only services, two airlines that provide freighter services, and four carriers that provide both passenger and freighter flights.
"Our airline partners and their forwarder and shipper customers will see tremendous benefits from DFW's designation as a cargo e-airport. Technology will be used to simplify the documentation process for all of their air freight shipments," said Mark Thorpe, DFW’s head of cargo business development.