IATA’s E-billing System (CASS) active in 93 countries, Russia is next

April 6, 2017  |  edi, Electronic Invoicing

IATA’s CASS is aimed at simplifying the billing and settlement of accounts between airlines and freight forwarders through a web-enabled e-billing program, the electronic air wabills, e-AWB. Late 2016 CASS was operating in 93 territories worldwide, helping airlines, general sales and service agents (GSSAs) and forwarders settle a combined US$26.4 billion in freight-related transactions.

IATA’s Cargo Accounts Settlement Systems (CASS) has no also gone live in Russia, in partnership with Russian bank VTB and carrier Aeroflot.

Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe:
“IATA’s CASS links Russian aviation to a massive global network, bringing tremendous efficiencies to airlines and freight forwarders. This is a very significant development that will help speed up air cargo shipment times, improve efficiency and reduce costs for airlines and shippers on flights to and from the Russian Federation.”

Victoria Vanurina, VTB Bank board member:
“The CASS program rollout in Russia will ensure increased effectiveness and efficiency of the settlement process between Russian airlines and freight forwarders and, therefore, will facilitate further integration of Russian airlines into the global air transport industry.”




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