The national carrier of the Arab Republic of Egypt, EgyptAir is based at Cairo International Airport. The airline's network includes extensive domestic and regional scheduled passenger and freight services within Egypt and Africa as well as international services to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. EgyptAir is among the largest carriers on the African continent and became a member of the Star Alliance in Jul-2008. EgyptAir Cargo is the airlines dedicated cargo division serving Europe, Africa and the Middle East. By Capa Aviation.
EGYPTAIR TO OPERATE NONSTOP FROM LUXOR TO PARIS AND LONDON
In light of the cooperation between the Egyptian ministries of Civil Aviation and Tourism for the restoration of tourism traffic, EgyptAir shall start its non-stop flights from Luxor to London and Paris from February.
EgyptAir shall start the flights between Luxor and Paris on Airbus 320/200 accommodating 145 seats, and the flights between Luxor and London on Boeing 737-800 accommodating 160 seats, in addition to the daily non-stop flights to many European cities via Cairo hub.
EGYPTAIR CARGO JOINS CARGO 2000
Cargo 2000's airline membership has reached 24 leading international carriers with EgyptAir Cargo's decision to join its program to improve the quality of air cargo, streamline air cargo processes, achieve cost efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.
Eng. Hussein El-Refaie, Vice President Economic for the airline, stated: "EgyptAir Cargo is focusing on the essential business needs of understanding, anticipating and responding to customer demands with effectively marketed and efficiently produced services. This means providing the highest levels of quality of products and performance during service delivery. Cargo 2000 provides an excellent platform for quality monitoring and reporting as part of the quality management system and will lead to us achieving our objectives of improved customer satisfaction and greater competitiveness."
EgyptAir's cargo fleet consists of two medium range wide body A300B4 freighters and two A300-600Fs. In addition, the airline carries freight in the bellies of its passenger aircraft, significantly boosting its capacity and extending Egyptair's cargo network to around 70 international cities in Europe, USA, Canada, Africa, the Gulf area and the Far East. In addition to its main cargo hub at Cairo International Airport, the airline has developed several regional hubs at Ostend Airport in Belgium, Stansted Airport in the UK, Hahn Airport in Germany, Sharjah Airport and Chateauroux Airport in France, offering direct access from and to the most important trading centers in Europe and the Middle East.
Lothar Moehle, Program Director of Cargo 2000, said: "Like all of our airline members, Egyptair recognizes the importance and value of adopting Cargo 2000's quality standards for air cargo. This not only provides opportunities to improve performance and reduce costs, it sends a strong signal to freight forwarders and, most importantly, to shippers around the world that companies participating in Cargo 2000 are working to measurable industry standards and share a common commitment to quality."
About Cargo 2000
IATA has adopted Cargo 2000's quality management system as an integral pillar of its e-Freight program to streamline air cargo processes, achieve cost efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.
Cargo 2000 is a group of some 60 major airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers, trucking companies and IT providers. Members are in the process of implementing re-engineered air cargo transportation processes from shipper to consignee using Cargo's 2000's 'Master Operating Plan'. This sits at the heart of an industry-wide process control and reporting system that in turn drives data management and corrective action systems. By more than halving the number of individual processes in the air cargo supply chain to just 19, Cargo 2000 is less labor intensive and improves the process for managing shipments in a paperless environment. It substantially reduces time spent managing irregularities, such as service failures, cuts the time required for manual track and trace procedures and leads to a reduction in service recovery costs.
The program is being implemented in three distinct phases. Phase 1 manages Airport to Airport movements - shipment planning & tracking at Master air waybill level. Once a booking is made, a plan is automatically created with a series of checkpoints against which the transportation of every air cargo shipment is managed and measured. This enables the system to alert Cargo 2000 members to any exceptions to the plan, allowing them to respond pro-actively to fulfill their customers' expectations. Phase 2 is responsible for shipment planning and tracking at House air waybill level and provides interactive monitoring of the door-to-door movement while the third phase manages shipment planning and tracking at individual piece level plus document tracking.
The performance of Cargo 2000 members to the group's quality standards is published each month on the www.cargo2000.com website. In September 2007, Cargo 2000 measured quality performance on over 73,851 lane segments (+17,111 on the same month in 2006) while the number of route maps created rose to over 582,000 (+265,000 on September 2006).
Under Phase 1 of the Cargo 2000 program, 120,485 shipments were measured in September &endash; +37,907 year-on-year &endash; and the number of lane segments monitored rose to 23,339 (+6,824). Flown-as-planned performance for the month was 88% while FWB % Correct &endash; the measurement of booking quality and accuracy of electronic data &endash; was 90% (+1%).
Jamie Roche, JRPR
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