Western Sydney Airport has selected aviation logistics firm AVLogix to offer baggage handling consultancy services.

The contract will see AVLogix advise Western Sydney Airport about the design of a modern and IATA-compliant baggage system after vetting various other systems currently in place at other airports.

Western Sydney Airport CEO Graham Millett said: “We want to ensure that it’s not just passengers who enjoy a safe, smooth and reliable journey through Western Sydney Airport, but their bags as well.

“We’ve asked AVLogix to explore what leading airports around the world are doing in this space to ensure that when it opens in 2026, Western Sydney Airport will offer an optimal customer experience.

“We’ll be exploring options such as giving passengers the ability to track the location of their luggage throughout their journey.”

“We’ll be exploring options such as giving passengers the ability to track the location of their luggage throughout their journey.

“Our commitment is to design a convenient baggage handling service that gives passengers the confidence that their luggage is in safe hands and will arrive at the right place at the right time.”

Western Sydney Airport will have a combined international and domestic terminal, which will be designed to grow in stages without disrupting passengers. Once the first stage of terminal opens in 2026, it is expected to handle up to ten million travellers per annum.

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By 2060s, Western Sydney Airport is expected to manage more than 80 million passengers per year to become the largest gateway to Australia.

In January, Western Sydney Airport launched a two-stage competitive process to shortlist the architect for designing the new terminal building.