The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia has approved a project to install electronic security control gates (e-gates) and a new baggage reconciliation system at Riga International Airport.
The project is to be launched this month and is scheduled to be completed by 19 January 2012. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is contributing around €183,000 of the total project cost of around €538,000, with the airport providing the rest of the funds.
“The activities covered by this project are very important indeed as ERDF funding enables us to upgrade the airport facilities and provide better quality services,” said Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board.
The e-gates will be installed for the automated checking of boarding passes. “The security e-gates will provide the passengers with the opportunity to use a mobile telephone message as a boarding pass. It is an environment friendly solution as the printed boarding passes will not be required any more,” added Luhse.
The baggage reconciliation system is designed to ensure that baggage travels on the same flight as its owner, while also ensuring that all security checks have been made. The system will, importantly, reduce the time needed for handling of baggage.
A wireless data transmission network will be introduced on the apron to ensure functionality of the baggage reconciliation system and the exchange of information.
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