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.
Melbourne Airport’s new T4 makes use of self-service check-in kiosks, automated bag drops and roaming check-in agents to streamline operations.
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.
Finnish airport operator Finavia has introduced self-service bag drop at Turku Airport, following recent implementations at Helsinki and Oulu airports.
Korean Air has been awarded a Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of its efforts to simplify the passenger experience at Incheon Airport.
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.
AirAsia has launched a new self-service bag drop solution at Senai International Airport – the first of its kind at a Malaysian airport.
The SITA 2015 Baggage Report shows that 7.3 bags per 1,000 were mishandled in 2014, with almost half due to transfer mishandling.