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Qatar Airways marks global first with new Iata certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA). The resolution requires the airl

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Oman Air offers new baggage delivery option

To scrap high baggage charges, Oman Air has partnered with DHL Express, a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL.   The arrangement will allow guests flying Oman Air to use DHL Express to deliver their bagg

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Dubai airport to enforce new baggage rules from March 8

Authorities at Dubai Airports will be introducing stricter baggage regulations this week. The new rules, which come into effect on March 8, are being rolled out to reduce the risk of mishandlings and enhance the performance of its

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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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