HKIA to be airport with largest self-drop systems

Travel News 01 Oct 2015

Rockwell Collins is to deploy 120 common use self-service bag drop systems at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), making it one of the largest self-service bag drop projects in the world.

The new technology will allow travellers at one of the world’s busiest airports to self-tag their bags, speeding up the departure process for passengers and reducing handling costs for the airport.

The gateway currently uses Rockwell Collins’ ARINC MUSE passenger processing platform and BagLink baggage message distribution system (MDS).

Under the new agreement signed with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), it will integrate the Scan & Fly self-service bag drop solution from Type 22 with the airport’s existing systems to provide a completely seamless self-service baggage solution for passengers.