Miami November, 2nd 2011 - More than 13,000 freight forwarder users of OAG Cargo’s AFRA Air Freight Rates application will now be able to access real-time air cargo rates from and to Latin America after United and Continental Airlines became the first airline to publish origin rates from the region.
 
The airline’s decision to select OAG Cargo to publish rates to the global AFRA airfreight community is a further boost to OAG Cargo’s commitment to growing its presence in the Latin American market.
 

United and Continental Airlines’ agreement with OAG Cargo also incorporates using its Inforwarding Announcements service to publish operational and marketing updates to its customers, including new route information and additional frequencies on existing trade lanes. In addition, it will publish its schedules through OAG’s Cargo Flights application, enabling cargo agents to create shipments quickly and easily through the scheduled flight look-up service and plan shipments by searching direct and connecting airfreight schedules online.
 
Working with OAG Cargo gives United and Continental Airlines access to an online global forwarding community that includes nearly 34,000 registered users for Inforwarding Announcements in Europe, the United States and Canada, Asia and Australia. A further 900 forwarders subscribe to the AFRA application accessing over 2.6 million active tariffs published by 660 airlines.
 
Stephen Baggett, Sales Director, Americas, at OAG Cargo, said: “We are proud that a carrier of the size and reputation of United and Continental Airlines, now merging to form the world’s largest carrier is making this commitment to OAG Cargo and to our global freight forwarder customer base. In particular, United and Continental Airlines’ decision to use AFRA to publish its origin rates from Latin America represents a big step forward for us in the region. It is the first airline in this region to publish rates with Brazil, Argentina and Guatemala the first countries in its network to do so.”
 
Maddy Marrero, Regional Sales Manager, Latin America/Caribbean for United and Continental Airlines Cargo, added: “With continued growth and economic development, Latin America has become one of the most competitive markets in the world. OAG Cargo offers us the ability to reach out to numerous customers and increase our exposure in the market.”

About OAG Cargo

OAG Cargo, a UBM Aviation brand, is a leading provider of solutions for the air freight industry, delivering decision support tools that can be integrated into an organization’s workflow to optimize the planning of shipments. The portfolio includes solutions for air freight rates, cargo schedules, operational announcements, dangerous goods and more. For further information, please visit www.oagcargo.com.
 
About UBM Aviation
 
UBM Aviation, a UBM company, brings together buyers and sellers of air travel and transport through our portfolio of products and services. We specialize in the supply of data, analytics, consulting services, events and media related to the global aviation industry. Our leading brands include the official provider of aviation data and analytics, OAG; a leading provider of solutions for the air freight industry, OAG Cargo; the world-renowned provider of airport route development forums, marketing and networking events, Routes; the leading route development consultancy firm, Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM); an international program of aviation exhibitions and conferences including the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance Conference & Expo ; and must-read aviation publications such as Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance and Airline Fleet Management. For more information, visit www.ubmaviation.com .


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