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Dnata handles record passengers, baggage in 2016

Dubai-based Dnata, the Emirates Group’s aviation and travel services subsidiary, carried more than an unprecedented 91.3 million passengers and 97.8 million bags as its UAE operations continued to expand during 2016. The dat

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Oman Air to introduce baggage piece concept

Oman Air, Oman's national carrier, has announced the introduction of a new baggage piece concept for launch in January 2017. This change will help Oman Air to standardise and in many cases reduce the charges currently in place

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AirBaltic lowers checked-in baggage charges

The Latvian airline airBaltic has made checked-in baggage charges up to three times lower. Eva Plakane, airBaltic senior vice president Revenue Management, said: “This has been a very successful year – airBaltic lowere

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Real-time baggage tracking can save air transport industry $3bn

The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to save more than $3 billion ove

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Abu Dhabi Airports installs new luggage screening system

Abu Dhabi Airports has installed a new Automated Tray Return System (ATRS) to speed up the process of hand luggage screening at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The new system allows for the processing of more

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Sita unveils new baggage robot at Geneva Airport

Passengers arriving at Geneva Airport in the past few days have received help with their bag drop from Leo, an innovative baggage robot developed by air transport IT provider Sita, which is being trialed outside the airport’s Terminal 1.

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Baggage mishandling rates drop 10.5pc

The airline industry’s focus on improving baggage management is showing strong results with 2015 baggage mishandling rates dropping to 6.5 bags per 1,000 passengers, the lowest ever recorded.   According to the Sita Bag

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Emirates increases free baggage allowance on Africa routes

All Emirates customers travelling in any of the airline's three cabin classes on outbound African flights will now benefit from the increase in free baggage allowance based on the piece concept (individual piece of luggage). E

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BAC signs deals to enhance airport operations

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) signed a contract for a state-of-the-art baggage handling system and new security screening equipment at the recent Bahrain International Airshow, said

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Sharjah Airport to introduce new Sita baggage system

Sharjah Aviation Services today announced it will introduce new automated baggage management and communication systems, provided by global air transport technology specialist Sita, at Sharjah International Airport. The new systems

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