Hawaiian Airlines successfully launches SmartKargo
JULY 9, 2015: Hawaiian Airlines became the first airline in the Americas to deploy SmartKargo. Tim Strauss, Hawaiian's Vice President-Cargo, said, "My Hawaiian colleagues and SmartKargo have worked hard to make this launch a success, and we couldn't be happier. SmartKargo is already proving its promise to improve the experience for customers and employees."
SmartKargo in the Cloud provides the paperless solution essential to a modern, efficient air cargo business. Carriers across the globe are benefiting from SmartKargo's design simplicity and ease of use – a welcoming platform for frontline users as well as executives. State-of-the-art Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure delivers unlimited scalability, stringent security, and fail-safe redundancy. Robust out-of-the-box functionality and high configurability enables airlines of all sizes to deploy SmartKargo rapidly, and without big spending to customize the system.
Hawaiian operates a fleet of 20 Airbus A330-200 and 10 Boeing 767-300 aircraft for long-range services throughout the Pacific and 18 Boeing 717 and 3 ATR-42 for flights within the state of Hawai'i. The carrier offers non-stop service to Hawai'i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides some 160 jet flights daily between six islands in the State of Hawai'i, with a total of more than 200 daily flights systemwide. Because the state is a collection of islands separated by expanses too wide for bridges or tunnels, Hawaiian Airlines is "the highway in the sky," serving a pivotal role in delivering a wide array of goods across Hawai'i; and its expanding Pacific network enables them to fly a growing volume of essential imports and well-known Hawaiian exports.
SmartKargo founder and CEO Milind Tavshikar said, "Hawaiian Airlines has increased its cargo business more than 40 percent in the last 3 years, and SmartKargo will facilitate further growth. Even in the first few days, SmartKargo is powering revenue, productivity, and service benefits. More and more airlines are discovering what we deliver: Improved revenues and better customer service.