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One step further in Air Cargo innovation: Wiremind and WestJet Cargo Transform Capacity Forecasting

Daria Jemli
21 June 2023

WestJet Cargo and Wiremind have embarked on an exciting initiative to enhance capacity forecasting in the air cargo industry. Building on their successful collaboration through SKYPALLET, the two companies have initiated a Proof of Concept (PoC) to explore the potential of advanced capacity forecasting. This new endeavor aims to provide cargo teams with more accurate estimates of cargo capacity, optimizing revenue generation and operational efficiency.

Advancing Capacity Forecasting with AI-driven Solutions

Wiremind’s optimization solution, CARGOSTACK Optimiser, incorporates an Artificial Intelligence-driven capacity forecasting mechanism. Leveraging advanced Machine Learning models and algorithms, this solution offers cargo teams a precise estimate of the remaining cargo capacity available for sale, both for narrow-body and wide-body aircraft. By factoring in non-cargo items such as passenger baggage, fuel, and other capacity-consuming items, Wiremind’s solution provides accurate capacity estimates in terms of payload, volume, and positions. This enables cargo sales teams to make informed decisions and optimize their bookings.

Nathanaël de Tarade, Chief Executive Officer of Wiremind Cargo, emphasizes the importance of accurate capacity forecasting for cargo teams at passenger-heavy airlines. He states, “We understand that a key pain point for cargo teams at passenger-heavy airlines is determining how much cargo capacity they will be able to sell. This is why we developed our capacity forecasting solution to provide more accurate recommendations which cargo sales teams can trust. We have been accompanying WestJet Cargo in its digital transformation since December 2019, when they became a SKYPALLET customer, and we are very excited to take this partnership a step further with this PoC.”

Complementing SKYPALLET for Enhanced Efficiency

The new capacity forecast solution not only improves capacity definition but also complements the existing SKYPALLET solution. By providing a more accurate capacity framework, it enables SKYPALLET to optimize flight bookings more effectively. Future iterations will focus on seamless integration between the two solutions, allowing for automatic reconfiguration of aircraft to an optimal layout, unlocking further efficiencies.

“Having experienced the financial benefits and efficiencies that SKYPALLET brings to the cargo business, here at WestJet, where we have already implemented Wiremind’s software into our daily operations for three years, I am more than confident that our joint Proof of Concept will be an incredible success”, confirms Kirsten de Bruijn, Executive Vice President Cargo at WestJet Cargo. “In the run-up to the flight, there are several variables and factors to consider, making intelligent digital support highly valuable. Given the current pace of change in machine learning and artificial intelligence, we are just at the beginning of the vast opportunities they can bring to the air cargo business. With Wiremind, we have a trusted and innovative SaaS provider that offers flexibility and reliability.”

Discover the power of accurate capacity forecasting and optimize your cargo operations with SKYPALLET – contact us at hello@wiremind.io to schedule a demo and unlock new efficiencies in your air cargo business.

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