Lufthansa Cargo has recently introduced smartBooking, a new digital interface API. It provides customers and partners with a binding offer that can be booked online immediately. It contains the available routings, capacities and prices and automatically executes all relevant checks. This means that the offer can be booked in real time and confirmed straightaway. With smartBooking, Lufthansa Cargo has digitalized the offer and booking process.
“We want to offer our customers seamless digital solutions. To achieve this, we connect digitally with our partners along the transport chain. SmartBooking is another major step in our digital transformation process. APIs will continue to gain in importance as an interface to our customers. We are delighted that as first platform our partner cargo.one is using smartBooking, making our services digitally available to many customers,” said Peter Gerber, CEO of Lufthansa Cargo.
APIs are state of the art interfaces in a digital world and enable system-to-system communication. They allow networking both with booking platforms and directly with forwarders. Air cargo customers can access the cargo.one booking platform directly via the Internet. The API also enables Lufthansa Cargo data to be directly integrated into customers’ systems.
About Lufthansa Cargo AG
With a turnover of 2.7 billion euros and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2018, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading companies in the transport of air freight. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SunExpress, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport.