What is e-AWB ?

Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) is the electronic form of the paper air waybill that constitutes the contract of carriage between the “shipper” and the “carrier” (airline).

The e-AWB is the term IATA uses to describe the interchange of electronic data (EDI) message, in lieu of a paper air waybill.

e-AWB is now the default contract of carriage

After its introduction in 2010, e-AWB became the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes on 1 January 2019. This key industry milestone brings air cargo into a new era where digital processes are now the norm and paper is the exception. Read the full communication (pdf) to know more.

Benefits of e-AWB :
• Increase productivity: as e-AWB eliminates paper-based processes, redundant date and waiting time, real time access to AWB information from all locations.
• Reduce cost: e-AWB is a paperless solution, which reduces document processing and storage costs.
• Improve data quality: Accurate and visible information of AWB, Last- minute changes to update in real time until shipment arrives at station.
• Protects environment: Reduced use of paper.
Interested in starting your e-AWB roll out and know more about overall benefits?
Download the new e-AWB implementation playbook (pdf)
Download the latest e-AWB Global SOP (pdf)
How to join e-AWB with us:

Those are the 3 simple steps to comply with before joining the e-AWB initiative:

1- Multilateral Agreement with IATA

The freight forwarder signs the IATA multilateral e-AWB agreement with IATA, which enables the legal conclusion of conditions of contract with Oman Air.

Please visit the IATA website for more information.

2- Connectivity

Freight forwarders should have a system that is capable of transmitting FWB messages. To have the mandatory connectivity with Oman Air, please make sure Traxon Credentials has been configured properly in your management system by your IT department or third party IT provider.

3- Activation Notice

Freight forwarder should send an activation notice to Oman Air, email address e-awb@omanair.com, to enable the e-AWB process between the two parties.

e-AWB is active to/from following airports:

MCT, LHR, MAN, CDG, FRA, MUC, MXP, ZRH, KUL, BKK, CGK, CAN, AUH, BAH, CAI, DAR, DMM, RUH, DOH, DXB, BLR, BOM, COK, DEL, MAA, CMB, ATH as you can easily check using the IATA e-Cargo Matchmaker link matchmaker.iata.org