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.