Sydney T1 self bag drop trial to be permanent

After a 12 month trial 4 units will now be permanent

ICM Airport Technics announced that Sydney Airport has purchased the Auto Bag Drop units currently installed in the T1 International Terminal following a successful 12-month trial.

The pilot project, which took place in Australia’s busiest international airport terminal, servicing around 13 million passengers annually, saw 4 Auto Bag Drop units process more than 125,000 bags. These self-service baggage drops will now be placed into permanent service.

The self bag drop kiosks integrate scanning technology with ergonomically friendly design, and ‘plug’ directly into existing airport baggage handling infrastructure. They also ensure real-time security and safety, with 24 hour monitoring provided by ICM’s support team.

It means that when passengers drop their bags at the kiosk, it checks the size and weight to see if more money can be claimed by the airline in baggage charges.

The ICM Auto Bag Drop self-service units are already in operation across Australia for domestic flights. They have helped cut check-in times at these airports. ICM also has self-service check-in kiosks at leading international airports such as London Heathrow.

Richard Dinkelmann, Managing Director of ICM Airport Technics:

“We are delighted that Sydney Airport has made the decision to purchase our Auto Bag Drop Units for the T1 International Terminal following a very successful pilot.

“These market leading self-service bag drop units not only deliver notable benefits to both airports and airlines, but they present passengers with a simpler and faster service for checking in their bags.”

Self Bag Drop

Self bag drop is either in use or being trialled at a number of major international airports worldwide.

  • Europe – Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg, Paris CDG, Geneva, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Cork, Dublin, Brussels
  • North America – Halifax, Montreal, Calgary
  • Australia – Sydney, Brisbane

N.B. Image credit: ICM Airport Technics

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