AWB is the abbreviation of airway bill. An airway bill is the bill of lading when a particular consignment is shipped with a courier company, mostly through the means of air transport. An air way bill is sometimes also called as the air consignment note. AWB is issued by the air carrier or the logistics company that is taking your parcel for delivering it to the customer. It is an important and non-negotiable document and also serves as the evidence of the receipt of goods by the carrier. A typical AWB has 11 digits and can be used to figure about different aspects about a shipment like the status of delivery, current position of shipment, bookings, etc.