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Siemens Processes Record-Breaking Baggage Load at Dubai International Airport

Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has proven its operational excellence at Dubai International.

In the airport’s busy holiday peak at the end of December 2014 / beginning of January 2015, the operation and maintenance (O&M) team at Terminal 3 handled record-breaking load numbers, with more than 100,000 departure bags and over 38,000 arrival bags during the peak day of that period.

Passenger numbers at Dubai International are growing by leaps and bounds. The airport has been among the world’s top ten airports for years, and took over the number one position for international traffic in 2014.

Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions is an important stakeholder in this success story, providing baggage and cargo handling solutions including operation and maintenance.

Dubai Airport vice-president of operations Chris Garton said: "We took care of the baggage of over 70 million customers last year as they made their way to over 270 destinations on 105 airlines, thanks to tremendous teamwork and the efficient operation of one of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated baggage systems.

"Siemens has been a valued and trusted partner for over ten years and we will continue to develop that partnership going forward for the benefit of our passengers."

The O&M contract for the fully automated baggage handling system is carried out by Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions’ dedicated and experienced local team on site. The baggage handling system has an overall system length of roughly 120km, not considering ongoing and upcoming extensions.

Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions is a technology and life-cycle partner of airport operators. The company has an extensive proven track record of successful O&M contracts at more than 30 airports around the globe. In this context, Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of modular and customisable technical services.

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