Visby Airport launches new automated bag drop technology

21 February 2019 (Last Updated February 21st, 2019 11:15)

Visby Airport in Sweden has introduced a new fully integrated bag drop system to make journeys more comfortable.

Visby Airport launches new automated bag drop technology
Sweden’s Visby Airport deploys new automated bag drop system. Credit: W.carter.

Visby Airport in Sweden has introduced a new fully integrated bag drop system to make journeys more comfortable.

Flyers departing from the airport need to complete the check-in process and take a print-out of a bag tag at a separate automated check-in kiosk. After that they can drop-off their luggage at the automated bag drop system.

The airport has also extended this facility to tech-savvy travellers who can check-in at home and receive their boarding card on their smartphone. This process will allow them to print the bag tag directly prior to moving to bag drop.

Airport director Gunnar Jonasson said: “With this modern, innovative bag drop service, Visby Airport will be an even smoother and more efficient airport.

“It is gratifying that we can now offer automated solutions for every step of our passengers’ journey at the airport.”

“It is gratifying that we can now offer automated solutions for every step of our passengers’ journey at the airport. This investment is an important part of the development work to modernise Visby Airport in preparation for the needs of the future.”

Jonasson added that the airport in close collaboration with airlines and other partners takes all necessary steps to make the travel experience as efficient as possible.

Visby Airport operator Swedavia is providing self-service concepts in a bid to make air travel hassle-free for flyers through lesser congestion queues at the airport.

As part of its sustainability goals, Swedavia is also targeting to make all ten airports under its watch to be fossil-free by 2020.

Visby Airport achieved this target in June 2018, becoming the second Swedavia airport to reach the target after Ronneby Airport.