Baggage Handling In-Depth Focus 2018
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 as passenger infrastructure must.
In this issue:
- The secret life of luggage
It has been a busy few years for baggage. Resolution 753, which introduced baggage tracking as a common industry capability, came into effect on 1 June 2018. The run up to its introduction involved a lot of work ensuring that airlines and airports were aware of the new tracking requirements. Not all airlines have implemented tracking, so where is the industry today? Andrew Price, Head of Global Baggage Operations at IATA, discusses.
- Baggage handling from top to tote
A new baggage handling system at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal 2E saw the beginning of operations in May 2018. Airport operator Groupe ADP’s project scope was to create an automated sortation system that collected the baggage from the six eastern check-in groups in Terminal 2E for transport to Satellite 3 via a 500-meter tunnel. In an interview for International Airport Review, Nadine Vennat, Groupe ADP Project Manager, explains how the new baggage handling system (BHS) came about.
- The future of baggage handling
Large events, such as festivals, can create a great burden for airports and airlines, who usually receive an abundance of passengers at the same time, all wishing to check in their luggage. Yorick Buys, Project and Process Manager, and airline spokesperson, Maaike Andries, reveal Brussels Airlines’ revolutionary pilot to provide a remote baggage drop off service at a festival site.
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