Tvm: iCargo, the air cargo management solution for airlines and airports from the Technopark based IBS, has been picked by Athens-based airline Olympic Air to manage its cargo operations.
According to an IBS official spokesperson, the solution has gone live just before the commencement of the start-up airlines maiden flight. With the implementation of a new generation IT solution, Olympic Air is well placed to enhance its cargo volumes and revenue and optimize operational costs whilst improving customer service and efficiency.
The Greek airline has one of the youngest fleets in Southeastern Europe, comprising 32 aircraft and operates services to 37 domestic and 32 international destinations. iCargo is increasingly being viewed by several global airlines as a viable substitute to the expensive legacy systems that are currently being used. Over 20 leading cargo carriers, including All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airways, Qantas Freight, Kingfisher Airlines, S7 Cargo, SpiceJet, have deployed the solution offered by IBS.
Olympic Airlines has opted for the Software as a Service (SaaS) mode of usage where the solution will be hosted from IBS’ data centre in Ashburn, the US. Airlines world over are increasing opting for SaaS or hosted models of IT solutions which works on a ‘pay as you use’ basis wherein they are spared of large upfront costs for using the software.
According to Akshay Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Global Head of IBS’ Cargo Line of Business, “this cut over is very significant in that Olympic Air needed the entire implementation process to be completed within a period of one month to meet their business time lines. IBS rose to the challenge and successfully completed the project one day before the first flight was to take off.These factors underscore the robustness and flexibility of the iCargo solution, and IBS’ responsiveness and ability to build, implement and support sophisticated solutions within scheduled time frames.”
“IBS has proven to be very valuable partner in implementing our vision for Olympic Air. They have provided us with an efficient tool for launching our Cargo services. The fact that IBS has managed to understand our needs and implement their iCargo solution within the extremely demanding timeframes that we were requiring, proves that they are a valued partner in our everyday operations. But the most important fact is that apart from gaining the tools to launch our operations we have gained a very significant partner for many years to come. We are looking forward to a very prosperous cooperation with them,” added Theodore Koronis, Cargo Manager Olympic Air.