Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
AirAsia introduces eleven weekly cargo-only flights via Blockchain platform
AirAsia adds additional eleven weekly flights dedicated to cargo. It will start running across airports of Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK).
By Komal Joshi · Oct 27, 2020 . 5min read
AirAsia’s logistic arm “Teleport”, one of the leading low-cost airlines, has currently added eleven weekly cargo-only flights. As per AirAsia, the flights are notably launched to help the regional destinations in Asia. According to the blog post, the flights will start from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi (BKK) and Don Mueang (DMK) airports. The blockchain flights are operational via airline subsidiaries Thai AirAsia and Thai AirAsia X boasting a fleet of 62 A320 aircraft.
Freightchain facilitates booking additional capacity in flights.
Earlier, AirAsia started “Freightchain,” a unique cargo carrier committed platform to operate on blockchain technology providing shippers and freight dealers the advantage of online booking with precision on flight capacity. It also reduces the transmission time essential to the nature of cargo businesses. Freightchain makes use of the blockchain platform Hyperledger Sawtooth to generate bookings and interline agreements.
According to Teleport, the capacity on flights are made accessible to those who have embraced Freightchain. This eliminates the conventional interlining process, which is quite time-consuming and manual. Additionally, Freightchain will help in booking the additional capacity on the AirAsia flights. Moreover, diminishing the conventional line of going by sales and email channels, the Freightchain digital platform enhances the users with a real-time experience providing much-required transparency. It efficiently scales the supply and demand in a strong and quickly changing environment.
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi (BKK) will run weekly cargo dedicated flights to Colombo (CMB). It will run bi-weekly flights to Chennai (MAA), Dhaka (DAC), and Singapore (SIN). However, the Don Mueang (DMK) airports weekly flight routes consist of New Delhi (DEL) and Male (MLE). It will run bi-weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Moreover, Thai AirAsia X possesses 14 A330s. It started flying an A330-300 chartered by shipping line Maersk to transport tires from Thailand to Japan.
Conclusively, this initiative of starting a cargo-only flight by AirAsia will be a great move for both airlines and the blockchain platform.
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