ICM Airport Technics has been selected by Gatwick Airport to trial self-service bag drops with British Airways.
The Auto Bag Drop solution allows passengers to drop off their own bags without the assistance of an agent. The Auto Bag Drop unit will automatically check baggage weight and size allowances, print a heavy bag tag if necessary, check for non-conveyable and multiple bags, and securely induct the bag into the baggage handling system. The user-friendly and fast solution now in use in 8 other airport terminals has proven to be a real hit with London Gatwick and British Airways.
Gatwick Airport has been very pleased with the positive feedback to the innovative Auto Bag Drop. This project is part of an overall programme which is tasked with transforming the complete end to end passenger journey. The objectives of the programme are to improve the passenger’s travel experience and help reduce unnecessary operational costs to the airport. Providing an improved customer experience for dropping off their baggage is a key component to this programme.
“We are very excited to be working with the Gatwick Airport and again with British Airways to provide a world class Auto Bag Drop solution for passengers at Gatwick Northern Terminal. Our Auto Bag Drop solution has been designed around not only being a fast process but improving the customer experience.” said Michael Sanderson, Managing Director of ICM Airport Technics UK.
ICM provided a turnkey solution for the hardware, software and support services to ensure a speedy and cost effective solution.