Step 1 : Join the IATA Multilateral e-AWB Agreement.
This agreement covers the terms and conditions found on the reverse side of traditional paper AWBs between you and IATA. It takes about few minutes. For more details, see and sign on IATA website : https://www.formstack.com/forms/iata-multilateral Step 2 : Transmit electronic Airway Bill/House Airway Bill data (FWB/FHL).
There are different ways to send a FWB:
Step 3 : Receive the Activation Notice from AFLKLM
- CPS: Air France KLM offers to the customer the possibility to use CPS (Cargo Portal Services). It is a free web portal that will allow you to do your e- Booking and e-AWB/ e-HAWB
- Other 3rd parties, providing the possibility to send FWB/FHL : you can use an IT Solution Provider and use a system that meets your needs, including building and sending FWB and FHL messages. Several tools are available on the market.
- Via your own IT system : your system may already have FWB and FHL functionnality. To find out if it is the case, you can contact your IT department. If this is not the case, your IT department may eventually develop this feature on your current system.
Once the customers's electronic datas are correct, the e-freight team activate you by sending an Activation Notice which will finalize our agreement. From this moment, you become an EDI customer with AFKLM. Step 4: From now, send your FWB/FHL messages
Once you are activated in our systems as an EDI customer, you can send FWB/ FHL messages and deliver your shipments without MAWB/HAWB document paper. For destinations that may require a paper AWB for regulatory, operational or customs reasons, AFKL will print the paper AWB for you.