|MERCATOR SIGNS ITS FIRST LOW COST CARRIER FOR CARGO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
mercator's award-winning industry leading cargo solution, SkyChain, has been selected by flydubai to manage the carrier's cargo operations
DUBAI, U.A.E., 13 March 2012 - mercator, a leader in business technology solutions for the global aviation industry, has signed an agreement with flydubai, Dubai's innovative low cost airline. The carrier will use mercator's industry leading cargo solution, SkyChain, enabling it to fully automate its cargo operations.
Along with SkyChain, the carrier has also engaged mercator to provide revenue accounting services, using RAPID, to process and account for Cargo transactions. This application will enable flydubai to automate its Cargo accounting processes, resulting in accurate calculation and analyses of the airline's data. Information generated by RAPID will strengthen the management of flydubai's financial processes and revenues.
Both technologies will benefit flydubai's operations, by enabling the airline to optimize costs, increase operational efficiencies and maximize revenues and profitability.
Duncan Alexander, Vice President mercator, said "The ability for an airline to be able to capture and analyse accurate and consistent revenue records, and to manage its cargo operations in an integrated and paperless fashion, places it at distinct advantage amongst its competitors. In today's economic climate, these capabilities can be the difference between a company's success or demise.
We are elated that flydubai is the first low cost carrier across the world to sign for SkyChain. Although our technologies are used to manage the passenger and cargo operations of airlines in 79 countries, this deal with flydubai is a significant step forward and milestone for our business."
Commenting on the agreement, flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "flydubai Cargo has been in demand since the day we launched and with such a busy operation, we needed a technology partner that could keep up with demand. We aim to transport shipments to their destination quickly and cost-effectively with live updates available to customers and mercator will help us to achieve this."