Astral Aviation has tapped UK-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company e-Cargoware to further expand its digital footprint in the market.
e-Cargoware provides core and ancillary cloud-based freight management software services for airlines, general sales agents (GSA)s, ground handling agents (GHA)s, express operators and freight forwarders.
The airline – with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya – has chosen e-Cargoware's FR8Manage – Airline and FR8- Booking solutions for its fleet.
"We are very pleased to work with e-Cargoware and the selection was based on the user-friendly and intuitive FR8Manage – Airline to aid our company's continuing growth," said Sanjeev Gadhia, Astral Aviation, founder & chief executive officer (CEO).
"The key focus for Astral Aviation is to sustain our rapid growth and increase our digital footprint."
Gandhia went on to note that Astral is piloting the system as of September 2022 with FR8Manage – Airline and FR8Booking.
"We are very pleased with the applications and the support and proactive interaction we get from the e-Cargoware team. Ramesh Darbha, Co-Founder and CEO and his team have shown us that e-Cargoware was the right choice for us and the perfect innovative solution provider and ideal software partner," the Astral chief added.
Ramesh Darbha, for his part, welcomed the partnership.
"e-Cargoware is delighted to play a part in enabling Astral Aviation to realize its mission to be the leading cargo airline in Africa by offering cost-effective, reliable, and efficient air freight solution," he said.