British airline easyJet, in collaboration with home bag drop service provider AirPortr, has rolled out a new facility that allows airline’s passengers to check-in luggage from home.

Now, passengers travelling from London Gatwick can check in their luggage online, which will then be collected from their doorstep by AirPortr’s professional drivers. The driver then delivers it to easyJet’s bag drop centre at the airport.

After reaching their destination, travellers can collect their luggage at their baggage at reclaim centre.

“Particularly when flying short-haul with hold luggage, a disproportionate amount of journey time can be spent on the ground getting to and through the airport.

easyJet ancillary revenue director Andrew Middleton said: “Whether a flight is for business or leisure, we are confident the home bag drop service is a fantastic initiative to improve a traveller’s experience. easyJet is proud to continue to develop our product offering with innovative companies such as AirPortr.”

From London Gatwick, the service is available for flights to any of easyJet’s destinations across Europe. The service enables passengers to check in a piece of luggage and select an hour pick-up time slot for £30.

AirPortr CEO Randel Darby said: “Particularly when flying short-haul with hold luggage, a disproportionate amount of journey time can be spent on the ground getting to and through the airport.

“We’re delighted to work with easyJet to overcome this, starting their passengers’ journey at home, saving valuable time and providing hassle-free travel, all at an affordable price.”

easyJet flies more than 83 million passengers per annum, of which over 13 million are travelling on business. The budget carrier flies 308 aircraft on more than 1000 routes to 154 airports across 33 countries.