Korean Air will begin its full-scale digital transition to electronic air waybill (e-AWB) to replace conventional paper documents and will apply to general cargo departing from Korea bound for North America, Europe, Japan and other select markets.
The airline said the paperless transition will streamline the entire process from reservations to final delivery and enhance data quality and accuracy. It will also enable the airline to practice its ESG initiatives.
Korean Air held consultations and completed trial operations with all stakeholders, cargo clients and forwarders to prepare for the transition. The airline will mandate e-AWB for Korea-outbound cargo starting January next year, with plans to include all loaded cargo departing from global stations in due course.