Air India SATS launches the ‘AISATS Cargo’ app for real-time cargo tracking at its Air Cargo Facilities at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

AIR INDIA launches first-of-its-kind cargo tracking app

·         The ‘AISATS Cargo’ app, launched by Air India SATS, relays real-time information on cargo consignments handled at AISATS’ Air Cargo Facilities Terminals

·         This is a first-of-its-kind app developed by an air cargo terminal operator in Bengaluru to facilitate the air cargo community

Bengaluru, 25th July, 2017: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS), India’s premier airport services company has launched a mobile app ‘AISATS Cargo’ to facilitate the cargo tracking process at AISATS Air Freight Terminal and at AISATS COOLPORT, located at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru.

Shri. P. Anjani Kumar - IRS, Commissioner of Customs-Airport & ACC, Bengaluru along with Shri M R Reddy & Mr. Bipin Kumar Upadhyaya, Joint Commissioners of Customs and Shri Harshvardhan Umre, Additional Commissioner of Customs launched the app at AISATS Airfreight Terminal at BLR. Stakeholders from Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), Cargo Trade Associations (CTA) and partner airlines were also present at the occasion. AISATS is the first and the only air cargo operator at Bengaluru to develop this free on-the-go app to provide its customers with comprehensive cargo-tracking solutions.

This user-friendly app, picks up cargo movement data from COSYS and provides real-time information on flight schedules, Air Way Bill (AWB) shipment tracking and e-Delivery Order (e-DO) status. The user can input the AWB number and obtain the current status of a shipment such as date of uplift/arrival, number of pieces, weight as well as approval status of the delivery order through its e-DO feature. The ‘AISATS Cargo’ app will increase efficiency of the supply chain by relaying relevant information of the cargo to key stakeholders.

Speaking on the launch of the app, Mike Chew, CEO, AISATS said, “AISATS has always been at the forefront of digitization and is quick to adopt information technology to introduce innovative solutions in the air cargo industry. The AISATS Cargo app will aid in the ease of doing business by enabling seamless availability of data at any given time. This will ensure maximum benefit and convenience to our stakeholders.”

AISATS handled a total of 1, 42, 033 tons of cargo in the FY 16-17 at Kempegowda International Airport.

 Caption: (L to R): Mr M.R.Reddy – Joint Commissioner, Customs, Harshvardhan Umre – Additional Commissioner, Customs, Anjani Kumar IRS - Commissioner Customs, Hoa Kai Ee - Senior Vice President, AISATS Bangalore, Bipin Kumar Upadhyaya– Joint Commissioner, Customs at the launch of the AISATS Cargo App.

About Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd (AISATS) 

AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India Limited and SATS Limited, a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia.  As part of the Indian Government's initiative to upgrade its airports to world-class facilities and attract more airlines to fly into India, AISATS was formed with the vision to provide world-class airport services in ground and cargo handling that exceed customers’ expectations.

Since the start of its operations in 2008, AISATS has provided hassle-free and comprehensive solutions to its customer airlines in international airports at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum. Currently employing over 11,600 staff, AISATS offers end-to-end ground handling services such as passenger and baggage handling, ramp handling, aircraft interior cleaning, load control and flight operations, and cargo handling services for general, perishable, transshipment, express courier and special cargo.