Self-service bag drop to go live in new-look Shanghai Hongqiao Airport T1


ICM’s Series 7 ABD units will deliver a simpler and faster check-in process at SHA.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport’s renewed Terminal 1 will reopen on 15 October and will be equipped with 18 ICM Series 7 Auto Bag Drop (ABD) units for Spring Airlines. This is part of a larger renewal project for Building B in Terminal 1.

The ABD units will present passengers with a much simpler and faster process for checking-in their bags. Hongqiao Airport is the first in China to install ICM’s self-service bag drop solution.

Richard Dinkelmann, CEO of ICM Group, said: “We’re incredibly proud to see ICM’s world leading self-service bag drop technology in China, one of the fastest growing markets in the world.

“Hongqiao is a breakthrough order for ICM, not only because it’s our first in China, but also our first with a Chinese airline – Spring Airlines. We look forward to rolling out many more systems throughout mainland China in the future.”

Visitors to the free-to-attend FTE Asia EXPO 2018 (13-14 November, Singapore) will be able to demo ICM’s Auto Bag Drop solutions in the exhibition. 


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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