DFW designated e-airport for air freight

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has been named one of two airports in the US to be fully electronic airway bill (e-AWB) compliant, as designated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the company said.

Airlines and cargo handling companies at DFW International Airport are using technology to streamline the documentation process for shipping international air freight. The implementation of e-AWBs has increased speed and productivity, improved security, enhanced customer service, and achieved greater environmental sustainability, by replacing 30 different paper forms with electronic transmissions.

To qualify as an e-airport, the majority of airlines and cargo ground handlers at DFW had to adopt e-AWBs with every international air freight shipment. Ten of the 16 airlines that participate in the IATA e-AWB program operate at DFW, including American Airlines, three other carriers that operate passenger-only services, two airlines that operate freighter services, and four carriers that operate both passenger and freighter flights.

IATA is a member-based airline industry trade association that works with its 260 member airlines to promote safe, reliable, secure, and economical air travel.

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. DFW serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over USD37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel.