Oman Air automates cargo operations with SkyChain

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Oman Air has confirmed a multi-million dollar deal to implement Mercator’s SkyChain system to enhance its cargo operations.

Mercator, the IT services business of Emirates Group, was drafted to replace Oman Air’s manual, paper-based system with a fully-integrated and automated model.

The new system will offer real time flight revenue monitoring, accurate shipment pricing and tracking, optimised flight capacity management and e-freight capabilities.

According to Mohamed Sherief Padiyath, Oman Air’s general manager commercial – cargo, the move will result in further cost efficiencies and greater levels of productivity, while helping the national carrier to further build its revenue streams.

“Oman Air has been using Mercator’s financial solution, Rapid, for more than four years and we are excited about adding SkyChain into our business operations. We have been working with Mercator to implement the new system since July 2010 and, together, SkyChain and Rapid will play a strategic and important role in supporting the growth plans for our cargo operation,” said Padiyath.

“This part of our business saw a 99% growth in volume and a 238% growth in income over the course of 2010 and made an important contribution to Oman Air’s 51% increase in overall revenues. With the support of Mercator, we look forward to building on that outstanding success,” he added.

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