Indonesian Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport to Install New Baggage Handling System

Baggage Handling Systems in AirportsA new self-bag drop baggage handling system is to be installed in the newly completed phase of the terminal 3 building of Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport in a project expected to be commenced early next year with a completion date of June 2015.

The new baggage handling system is a part of the remodelling of the airport terminal 3, which has shown major growth over the past 4 years since opening its doors on the first phase in 2009.  The airport, on the island of Java is the main airport serving the Jakarta area and had an original capacity over 3 terminals of 38-million passengers.  The busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere, further growth is expected to surpass 2012’s figures of 57.8 million per year.

Vanderlande Industries is a part of the winning consortium for the project and will consist of 24 automated self bag drop points in the departures check-in area, 108 check-in positions over 12 rows, screening machines and automated transfer systems.  Phase two will see extra self-bag drop and early bag storage facilities.

The new baggage handling system at the airport will greatly enhance passenger processing and create a smoother experience for passengers as a result.

Self Bag Drop facilities in airports across the world give passengers greater control over their journey, reduces waiting times and generally improves operational productivity for the airport and ground handling staff.

Other baggage handling systems providers, such as ARINC, with their ExpressDrop Solution, bring vMUSE technology and common use terminal equipment to serve multiple airlines at one kiosk.

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