The electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penetration rate reached 58.5 per cent in October – still well below the 2018 end-of-year target of 68 per cent, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
This monthly figure was though up 2.6 percentage points on the 55.9 per cent recorded in September and the e-AWB volume reached 923,109 – between countries which have ratified use.
The top two performing airlines by e-AWB penetration were flydubai with 100 per cent and second was Kenya Airways at 98 per cent and by volume the Cathay Pacific Group had a penetration rate of 87.3 per cent and second was the Air France KLM Group at 73.4 per cent.
The top two freight forwarders by penetration were Expeditors Group at 75.7 per cent and second was DHL Express with 74.9 per cent and by volume were DHL Global Forwarding at 67.5 per cent and Schenker with 74.7 per cent.
In October the top two airports by e-AWB volume were Hong Kong Kong International Airport with a penetration rate of 70.1 per cent and second was Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 64 per cent.
The top four countries of origin by e-AWB volume were China at 63.6 per cent, the US at 51.2 per cent, Hong Kong at 70.1 per cent and then Germany at 54.7 per cent.