Narita International Airport is installing 72 new self Bag Drop units.
The airport plans to install the self bag drops units ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Japan is expecting a huge increase in overseas visitors for the Olympic Games.
Narita is the busiest airport in Japan handling international flights and handles over half of the international passengers.
So it makes sense that the airport is doing what it can to help ease the passenger experience for all those visitors.
The 72 self bag drop units are from Australian company ICM Airport Technics.
The units are multi-lingual and come with user-friendly features.
The self bag drop units will be progressively rolled out across all 4 terminals of Narita Airport for multiple airlines.
ICM says this its first success in the Japanese market.
Richard Dinkelmann, ICM Group CEO:
“ICM is delighted to have been appointed by Narita to bring our world-leading self-service solutions to improve the passenger experience and throughput in time for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
This is an ideal opportunity for ICM to showcase our technology in Japan.”
ICM’s self bag drop units can be found in major airports across the globe including Auckland, London Heathrow, Minneapolis-St.Paul, Munich, Paris CDG & ORY, Singapore Changi and Sydney.
Self bag drop at Narita
Those units were for passengers of Air France, Korean Air and two other Sky Team carriers at the airport’s Terminal 1 North Wing.
N.B. Image credit: ICM Airport Technics