EIA unveils new sports-themed baggage system


EIA unveils new sports-themed baggage system
The three new baggage carousels at Edmonton International Airport feature displays celebrating local sports teams – the Oilers, Eskimos and Oil Kings.

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has unveiled a new Domestic-International Passenger Lounge and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Arrivals Hall in the latest stage of the Expansion 2012 project.

One of the key features of the new passenger lounge is a new baggage delivery system with three carousels, all of which are adorned with sports-themed displays celebrating local teams the Oilers, Eskimos and Oil Kings. The carousel in the CBSA Arrivals Hall is fitted with two delivery belts, doubling the speed of baggage delivery. There are also four new dining outlets, five new retail outlets and four art displays.

The latest phase of expansion follows the release of figures which show that EIA has handled a record-breaking 6.5 million passengers over the last 12 months, making it the fastest-growing major airport in Canada.

“We’re thrilled about our current growth in passenger traffic and the 50% more space from Expansion 2012 ensures we can keep up with demand,” said Reg Milley, EIA President & CEO.

“With this latest phase of expansion, we’ve added even more capacity for airlines to offer new flights while passengers enjoy a more comfortable space with a wide range of new shopping and dining options.”

More information can be found here »


Southwest, GTAA, Air Canada and Avinor help to drive baggage transformation as part of FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group


As part of our efforts to help the industry redefine the baggage experience, Future Travel Experience recently launched the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group (BIWG), delivered with the support of our Strategic Partners AirPortr, BagsID Network and Brock Solutions.

The first round of online meetings, which took place in September, brought together hundreds of industry stakeholders who participated in highly engaging discussions around topics including advancing off-airport baggage collection, check-in and delivery; simplifying baggage infrastructure and processes at the airport; unlocking opportunities presented by modern baggage messaging; and creating new commercial models for new baggage approaches. The forward-thinking groups were led by expert Captains from companies including Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Air Canada, Avinor and Southwest Airlines, with the support of FTE’s Head of Baggage Transformation, Andrew Price. The full recordings are available to watch here.

The next BIWG online meeting will take place on 3 November and this will be followed by the first in-person meeting, which will be hosted in Las Vegas on 7 December, co-located with FTE Global 2021. The Working Group will then continue its work into 2022 and beyond.

Visit the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group page >>   

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