Effective 1 January 2019, the electronic Air Waybill (eAWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes.
This key industry milestone ushers air cargo
into a new era where digital processes will be the norm and paper processes will be the exception. eAWB brings numerous benefits such as:
IATA introduced eAWB in 2010 with the objective to initiate the digitalization of the air cargo supply
chan.Ever since, the eAWB initiative has been a key enabler to the digitalization and transformation of
Our industry, as data availability and quality is critical to deliver innovative solutions and enhance customer experience. The growing number of stakeholders using eAWB demonstrates that the industry is ready ad committed to embrace the full digitalization of the air cargo industry.
IATA encourages all air cargo industry stakeholders to switch to eAWB at the earliest unless a paper air waybill may still be required due to applicable international treaties, national law, or as bilaterally
agreed between the parties. You will find all necessary information for implementing eAWB in the IATA eAWB Implementation Playbook.For specific questions, please contact your local airline representative. for general information on eAWB, visit www.iata.org/eawb.