WestJet Cargo and SmartKargo Launch New Air Cargo Platform

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The partnership will provide a comprehensive digital solution that will transform and strengthen WestJet Cargo’s business and user experience for customers, in advance of the upcoming arrival of its dedicated freighters.

“As we enter a pivotal new chapter for WestJet Cargo, SmartKargo’s cutting-edge cloud platform will propel WestJet Cargo forward by providing innovative technology and expertise that will assist us in growing our business to its full potential." - Kirstin de Bruijn, WestJet EVP, Cargo

Today, WestJet Cargo and SmartKargo have announced the successful launch of their state-of-the-art air cargo management platform. The partnership will provide a comprehensive digital solution that will transform and strengthen WestJet Cargo’s business and user experience for customers, in advance of the upcoming arrival of its dedicated freighters.

SmartKargo is a leading Cloud provider of air cargo solutions that extend markets for global airlines, with innovative technology and superior capabilities that include business intelligence, real-time information and machine learning. The solution interfaces seamlessly with the airline's other systems, as well as third-party providers via Application Programming Interfaces--for fast integration and deployment. While the arrival of WestJet Cargo freighters will be announced very soon, the launch of SmartKargo marks a new milestone in the cargo development of the Canadian carrier.

"The innovative SmartKargo platform empowers us to develop a very reliable and flexible air cargo business,” Kirstin de Bruijn, WestJet, Executive Vice-President, Cargo. “As we enter a pivotal new chapter for WestJet Cargo, SmartKargo’s cutting-edge cloud platform will propel WestJet Cargo forward by providing a complete solution that includes innovative technology and expertise that will assist us in growing our business to its full potential."

"We are delighted to work with the team at WestJet Cargo to enable their vision for launching a state-of-the-art air cargo business,” Olivier Houri, CRO for SmartKargo. “We congratulate them on the successful launch and look forward to working together with them to realize their goals for the business."

The two companies will continue to evolve the digital solution, ensuring ongoing innovation.

About WestJet Cargo
WestJet Cargo provides cargo services in Canada and the United States. It is a division of well-established Canadian airline WestJet which has offices located across major Canadian hubs in Vancouver and Toronto, with its head office located in Calgary, Alberta. Offering a high-quality of service along with a dedicated team, WestJet Cargo is characterized by reliable on-time performance combined with competitive cost. Specialized in the transportation of pets, it can also handle a wide scope of freight such as ecommerce, livestock, perishables, pharma, dangerous goods as well as compassionate transport.

About SmartKargo
SmartKargo delivers advanced digital technology to facilitate the efficient digital transformation of an airline’s cargo business. With deep expertise in air cargo, technology, and e-commerce, SmartKargo empowers airlines to open new revenue streams through e-commerce package shipping and delivery, as recently featured in Forbes. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (in what The New York Times called “the most innovative square mile on the planet”), with key offices in India, the Philippines, Brazil, and Canada. Learn more at https://smartkargo.com.

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WestJet
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Manal Hamdani m.hamdani@lemon-queen.com

SmartKargo
Ed Burek edward@smartkargo.com or Olivier Houri olivier@smartkargo.com

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