An industry insider tells FTE that permanent electronic bag tags will be commonplace within 12 months and could pave the way for a digital passenger smartcard.
Passengers arriving at or departing from Gatwick Airport can make use of the AirPortr luggage delivery service, which is designed to offer “luggage freedom”.
High uptake of self-service bag drop has convinced Geneva Airport to install three additional units, which can be used by seven airlines’ passengers.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched self-service bag drop in Terminal 2 at Haneda Airport – the first such implementation at a Japanese airport.
IATA has released an optimum size guideline for carry-on bags, which it is hoped will help to end confusion and frustration among passengers.
Finnish airport operator Finavia has introduced self-service bag drop at Turku Airport, following recent implementations at Helsinki and Oulu airports.
A new self-service bag drop system has gone live at Incheon Airport and can initially be used by passengers flying with Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.
Etihad Airways has invested in a baggage tracking system, ensuring it is well prepared for IATA’s Resolution 753, which will come into effect in June 2018.