Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau Airport is now using self bag drop units from German-based Materna ips.
The new check-in area in the terminal building at Montréal-Trudeau Airport has 16 new self-bag-drop kiosks, positioned as a self-bag-drop island.
The system uses the two-step process:
Step 1: Passengers use a kiosk to complete the check-in process and print any bagtag(s) required.
Step 2: They then attach the tags to the bags themselves and take the bags to the self bag drop units. There they scan the tag(s), the units carry out necessary checks and, if all is good, inject the bag(s) into the baggage handling system.
The 16 self-bag-drop kiosks have been in operation at Montréal-Trudeau since November 2018. The units were installed by Materna ips and they will also be providing operational support for the next three years.
Montréal-Trudeau first installed self-bag-drop stations in 2014. These were for passengers flying to the United States and came from ALSTEF.
Materna ips has also installed more than 60 self-bag-drop units at Toronto Pearson International, Canada’s busiest airport.
N.B. Image credit: Materna ips