Düsseldorf international Airport in Germany has selected Materna IPS to install various check-in and self-bag drop systems.

The move is said to be part of the airport’s emphasis on future-proof innovations.

Flughafen Düsseldorf managing director Lars Redeligx said: “Due to their innovative design the kiosks blend seamlessly into the modern environment of the airport.

“In addition, the systems are designed to adapt to the individual, technical requirements on site, thus ensuring maximum flexibility.

“We are delighted to have Materna IPS as a partner from the region who will support us with their technological know-how to make our passenger handling even better.”

Under a two-step bag drop process, the check-in kiosks at the airport will enable travellers to check-in on site as well as print out their bag tag at the touchpoint.

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Additional kiosks will be installed for issuing bag tags, for travellers who have already completed the check-in process.

The baggage is dropped at one of the self-bag drop systems in the second step.

By splitting the process, the airport aims to cut down waiting time and facilitate traffic flow at peak periods.

The systems at the airport will be deployed in various phases throughout the year.

Materna IPS managing director Dr Georg Oschmann said: “I’m convinced that adding Materna IPS self- service technologies will complete the forward-looking strategy of the Düsseldorf airport.”

The airport recorded passenger volume of over 16 million in 2022 and projects the footfall to increase to nearly 20 million this year.