Air France passengers flying from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport T2E and T2F can now make use of self-service bag drop after Aéroports de Paris put 20 of the new units live. Fifteen more of the Auto Bag Drop units, supplied by ICM Airport Technics, will be put into service later this year.
According to Nicolas Champeaux, Procedures & Operations Manager, Baggage Operational Unit at Aéroports de Paris (AdP), the system is already proving to be popular among passengers. He explained AdP is “delighted by the reception they received from travellers”.
He added: “The installation of ICM’s units is a definite win-win situation – there are not only strong check-in capacity benefits for us, but passengers are also taken by the innovative technology and the simpler and faster process for check-in.”
Samir Cadi, Program Manager, Air France stated that the bag drop system is “meeting our expectations”. “We look forward to further rollouts of this technology in France, as well as some airports abroad that we operate in,” he added.
ICM Airport Technics said it expects the newly installed Auto Bag Drop units to process 1.5 million bags in their first year of operation.