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 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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