The Airports Council International’s list of the world’s 20 busiest airports shows that traffic at these hubs increased 4.7 per cent in 2016 to over 1.4 billion passengers.
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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.
For airports across the globe, providing passengers with a seamless travel experience whilst protecting the airport systems from risks are two of the most important priorities. Here, Wilma van Dijk gives an insight into how Schiphol is working towards securing both.
Manchester Airport is introducing a new service for passengers to have their luggage collected from their home prior to departure.
Day two of AITS 2019 has opened with a push for sharing strategies to ensure airports are future-ready.
The Airport IT and Security Conference is being attended by more airports than ever before, a situation which needs to be fully utilised to improve airport operations and customer experience.
24 September 2019 | By Vision-Box
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Seamless travel is connecting travellers to airports, airlines and governments in a manner that is transforming the experience inside and outside the airport ecosystem. Industry initiatives including, One-ID and Known Traveller Digital Identity systems (KTDI), are leading the way in reshaping and transforming the traveller experience by…
How to streamline operational processes and excel in customer experience: The “Aeroporti di Roma” success story
31 July 2019 | By TIBCO
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR Active engagement with passengers and collaboration with all the various players present in the airport ecosystem can secure business operativity and increase profitability in the years to come, whilst providing a greater passenger satisfaction. Airports generate a lot of data – from passengers departing, arriving and in…
The expansion project at Salvador Bahia Airport is less than 100 days from completion and already 85 per cent of the project is complete.
31 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)
To conclude IATA’s 2019 webinar series dedicated to baggage tracking, RFID and modern baggage messaging, this last session will focus on where the industry is at and what can be expected as we move towards 2020. Participants will hear an overview of the important milestones achieved in 2019, which notably…
30 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Following on from the first two webinars of this series - which introduced the IATA RFID priority and highlighted some successful deployments - this session will cover the messaging aspect as baggage is moved according to messages that are sent from the airline Departure Control System (DCS) to the baggage…
In December 2018, Delta – in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration – unveiled the first biometric terminal in the United States. In a growing world that’s getting increasingly complicated, airports and airlines are turning to technology to streamline…
Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA), the company that manages and operates Queen Beatrix International Airport (Aruba Airport), is on the forefront of a highly needed expansion and modernisation project, namely the Gateway 2030 Project. Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) Manager, Julian Chung, reveals how the project’s new BHS is set to…