Ben Cordingley, Head of Baggage and Commercial Operations at Gatwick Airport, discusses the challenges of replacing 27 hold baggage screening machines while still processing 50,000 bags a day.
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Baggage handling is the process of transporting passenger luggage from a check-in counter at a departure airport, onto a plane cargo hold and then to a collection point at an arrival airport.
A baggage handling system (BHS) is made up of a number of different processes and checks. A BHS is designed to count bags, check weights of bags, balance loads, screen suitcases for security reasons, transport bags through an airport conveyor belt system and read bag information automatically.
With the capability to handle nearly 450 bags per hour, DFW decided to test an autonomous solution to help improve the experience of passengers transferring from international flights.
A sustainable, cost-efficient, customer-centric baggage operation is achievable, if the industry is willing to openly collaborate, discusses Andrew Price, Head of Global Baggage Operations at IATA.
Since beginning operation in 1910, Southampton Airport has been a consistent aviation pioneer, and has now shifted its focus to the development of sustainable operations.
Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal 1 extension is the latest milestone in the airport’s on-going mission to meet and exceed passenger expectations, details Vivian Cheung Kar-fay, Executive Director of Airport Operations at AAHK.
A new addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal will speed up the processing of passengers, and could be enhanced by biometrics in the future.
The new developments will aim to provide an enhanced passenger experience for those travelling through Prescott Regional Airport.
Marc Houalla, Executive Director of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, gives an insight into how innovation and technology are essential for a successful future.
Since 2014, there has been a noticeable increase in baggage complications at international airports, a report from Taxi2Airport has found.
In a bid to increase capacity and improve the passenger experience, expansion works will begin at Changi Airport at the end of January 2020.
Technology will create new roles and new operational models requiring different competencies and mindsets. Martín Eurnekian, President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, reminds us that the user experience must remain at the centre of this transformation.
Lithuanian Airports aims to decrease check-in times at Vilnius Airport with the new self-service baggage drop-off stations.
Gordon Dewar, for the first article in a series of interviews with airport CEOs, tells International Airport Review how being CEO of Edinburgh Airport enables him to connect not just cities and countries, but individuals too.
The bag drop technology offers up to 60 per cent increased terminal capacity and a 40 per cent reduction in operational costs.