Haneda Airport adopts new self bag drop system


The airport has planned to launch the fully automated bag drops just in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2020, which have now been postponed to 2021.

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) has increased its capacities through new terminal extensions and a self-bag-drop solution at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

The airport has planned to launch the fully automated bag drops just in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2020, which have now been postponed to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new facility at Haneda was successfully opened in April 2020 with 68 self bag drop units. A total of 104 units will be installed this year.

Japan Airlines (JAL) is already using the solution for its passengers while All Nippon Airways (ANA), Delta Airlines (DAL) and other airlines will follow shortly.

Jointly implemented by Materna and Tokyo Kanetsu K.K (TKK), the self-service solution reflects the design language and specific requirements of the airport and offers passengers a pleasant and efficient travel experience.

Materna IPS self bag drop units provide a simple and quick way for passengers to drop off and insert luggage into the baggage handling system. Functions such as fully automated baggage classification, weighing and scanning will help to ensure that luggage can be dropped off within seconds. In addition, Materna IPS and TKK will be integrating the solution into the planned One ID biometric journey at Haneda to create a truly seamless travel experience.


Southwest, GTAA, Air Canada and Avinor help to drive baggage transformation during first FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group online meetings


As part of our efforts to help the industry redefine the baggage experience, Future Travel Experience recently hosted the first round of the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group online meetings, delivered with the support of our Strategic Partners AirPortr and BagsID Network.

These interactive calls 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, Southwest Airlines and Pegasus Aviation Advisors. The recordings are now available to watch in full on the FTE website.

Work is now ongoing to formalise the next steps for each of the Working Groups, and the latest developments and recommendations will be presented to the industry during FTE Global+ 2021, taking place at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas, 7-9 December. The Working Groups will then continue their work into 2022 and beyond.

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