Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS) and New Zealand-based Glidepath have completed the deployment of the first CHECKITXPRESS self-bag drop unit at the airport.

The system will provide travellers with accessible and intuitive self-service bag drop at the Canadian airport.

Glidepath and ITS lowered the profile of the conveyor to 4in above the floor and created durable ramps to wheel bags onto the conveyor to incorporate ergonomic design principles.

As a result of the new design, the CHECKITXPRESS is accessible from multiple sides, which aims to provide an easy-to-use bag drop experience for all travellers.

“The company is looking to expand CHECKITXPRESS to other airports around the world.”

The new system occupies less space in airport terminals, which helps to alleviate congestion in the bag drop area.

Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond said: “This is an exciting time for us and offering solutions that are more accessible, efficient and intuitive enables us to prioritise speed and ease of movement for everyone, which improves overall traveller satisfaction.”

CHECKITXPRESS features innovative camera technology and first-time read-rates on baggage. It can be operated without any airline staff intervention or assistance.

Following the installation at YVR ITS, Glidepath plans to launch more units in the airport over the course of the year.

The company is looking to expand CHECKITXPRESS to other airports around the world.

Deployment of CHECKITXPRESS follows the success of the BORDERXPRESS self-service border control solution, which accepts all passports and does not require pre-registration or fees.

CHECKITXPRESS can be customised to meet the needs of all airports.