Narita International Airport has introduced four self-service bag drop units.
The units will initially be available to passengers of Air France, Korean Air and two other Sky Team carriers at the airport’s Terminal 1 North Wing.
The self-service bag drops are expected to help shorten the average check-in and baggage drop-off times.
The units are the first in use for international flights at a Japanese airport and comes in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
The supplier is Scarabee Aviation Group. The unit involved is called Bagdrop and has installed a small number of similar units at Amsterdam for KLM and easyJet.
Similar units for domestic flights at Haneda Airport
ANA introduced self bagdrop at Tokyo Haneda Terminal 2, the first self bagdrop in Japan, in July 2015.
Called “ANA Baggage Drop Services” the system is for domestic flights.
Taoyuan International Airport Company (TIAC) has introduced 6 of the Self-service bag drops from Scarabee at Taoyuan MRT A1 train station located in the heart of Taipei.
N.B. Image credit: Scarabee