All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the first airline to use the newly installed self bag drops at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
Last month, Narita announced the installation of 72 new self bag drop units ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The self bag drops are in Terminal 1 South Wing, an area Narita calls the Smart Check-in Zone.” The airport is planning to install the self-service bag drops at all terminals.
The self-service bag drop units are multi-lingual and have user-friendly features. They will be available for international flights to most destinations starting on Sept. 17, 2019, with North American destinations becoming eligible by the end of 2019.
Masaki Yokai, Senior Vice President of ANA:
“ANA seeks to set the standard for the integration of technology that makes travel simpler and more straightforward, and the addition of these self-service baggage drop machines will have an immediate impact.
“This is simply the latest step that we have taken in our never-ending quest to simplify travel. We remain committed to working with airports and other partners to field test new technologies and develop solutions that improve customer service.”
The self bag are the first that ANA has implemented for international flights.
ANA already uses the ANA Baggage Drop system at Haneda, Sapporo (New Chitose), and Fukuoka airports for domestic flights.
The 72 self bag drop units at Narita are from Australian company ICM Airport Technics.
ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. It is headquartered in Tokyo.
Routes: ANA flies on over 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes.
Fleet: ANA currently has a fleet of over 290 passenger aircraft (as of March 31, 2019).
- 53 Airbus A320 (-200,neo)
- 15 Airbus A321 (-ceo,-neo)
- 1 Airbus A380
- 54 Boeing 737 (-500,-700,-800)
- 29 Boeing 767 (-300)
- 49 Boeing 777 (-200,-300)
- 67 Boeing 787 (-8,-9,-10)
- 24 DHC-8-400
Passenger numbers: Over 54 million passengers a year. (for the Group to 31 March 2018)
Alliance: Star Alliance
N.B. Image credit: All Nippon Airways