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Keeping baggage safe

8 December 2011 | By Stefano Dolci, Head of BHS Management, SEA - Milan Airports

The handling of baggage is a very important activity within an airport. One of the main concerns of passengers (and carriers) is to be able to find their baggage on arrival. For this reason the mishandled baggage rate (that is baggage not loaded into the correct plane and shipped afterwards…

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Baggage handling: Achieving operational excellence

26 February 2014 | By Rien Scholing, Project Manager and Senior Consultant of Logistics, Tebodin Consultants & Engineers

Efficient baggage handling does not necessarily mean mechanisation and automation. Rien Scholing takes a total process view of baggage handling at airports...

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Behind the scenes of a baggage handling system

11 April 2011 | By Michael Rumpf, Senior Project Consultant, Baggage Operations at Muscat and Salalah airports, Oman

When planning for a new BHS (Baggage Handling System) I recommend looking at your bags as if they were customers. Similar to a study on passenger profiles for a new terminal, an analysis of bags should be done. The dimensions, typical shapes, materials, per Pax ratio, even content will get…

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Issue 1’s Guide To…Baggage Handling

3 March 2021 | By

Within this section Andrew Price from IATA explains how to run a successful airport baggage operation as volumes return to the baggage hall, Mirjam van den Bogaard from Eindhoven Airport says the airport is looking beyond the crisis, sticking to its strategy, and working hard with its partners on new…

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Baggage Handling In-Depth Focus 2018

19 December 2018 | By

With passenger numbers continuing on their exponential increase, the baggage that these passengers carry is expected to increase at the same rate. To deal with such pressure on the current system, the industry must develop. From the checking-in of baggage off-airport, to autonomous processing systems, baggage handling must adapt, just…

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World-class baggage handling operations

28 March 2008 | By Tebogo Mekgoe, Assistant General Manager, O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA)

Considering that O.R. Tambo International Airport is fast gaining status as world class, it is no wonder that all the facilities and technologies available in the airport precinct compare with the best in the world. As the largest airport in Africa, currently processing over 18 million passengers annually, Airports Company…

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Baggage Handling supplement 2015

22 September 2015 | By Andrew Price, Heini Noronen-Juhola, Christian Noack

In this Baggage Handling supplement: IATA’s keeping baggage on track, Finavia speeds up air travel with the latest technology; The physically demanding field of ground handling...

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Design and preparation for smooth baggage handling operations

22 February 2010 | By Koh Ming Sue, Director, Engineering & Master Planning Division, Changi Airport Group and Mr Lim Yi , Executive Engineer, Specialised Airport Systems, Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport's latest passenger handling facility, Terminal 3, opened in January 2008. Designed with spectacular architecture, lush natural light-filled ambience and superb effici­ency, this ultra modern facility has an annual handling capacity of 22 million passengers, boosting the total handling capacity of Changi Airport to 70 million passengers per year.…

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