Unisys has implemented home-printed bag tag solutions at Denmark's Billund Airport, which will further streamline the airport's check-in process for international passengers.
Unisys has worked with the airport for three months to design and develop the boarding pass-like bag tags, which can be printed by passengers prior to heading to the airport.
The home-printed bag tag, a new feature of the Unisys Airport Passenger Processing System (APPS), deals with various on and off-airport passenger processing operations, which include a local check-in system, agent operated check-in, fast bag drop, load planning and boarding.
Billund Airport Development vice president Anders Nielsen said that when passengers print out both their boarding passes and baggage tags at home, they can avoid waiting in queues at the airport.
"We have a dedicated check-in counter for passengers who have printed their boarding passes and bag tags, and all they have to do is present their boarding passes and drop off their pre-tagged luggage," Nielsen said.
During the web check-in process the passengers are asked whether they have any bags to be checked in. Passengers can then print up to nine tags and the bag tag numbers are added to the passengers boarding passes to further track the bags in case they are lost.
After completing the web-check in, passengers then print A4-sized bag tags, which are folded to fit into a reusable plastic bag tag holder provided by the airport, before the bags are handed over in the luggage counter.
Unisys said that the bag tag solution fits in line with International Air Transport Association (IATA) 'Bags Ready-to-Go' project and as part of the agency's Fast Travel Initiative.
In 2007, Billund Airport had selected Unisys as a prime contractor and systems integrator for a passenger facilitation solution for upgrading airport's passenger check-in processes.
The solution was developed under the agreement signed by the company in 2007 as a prime contractor and systems integrator for a passenger facilitation solution to upgrade the airport's passenger check-in processes.
Under the airport passenger check-in programme, the company has developed internet check-in applications and local check-in assistant systems.
Image: The implementation of new home-printed bag tag solutions at Billund Airport will reduce passenger check-in times. Photo: courtesy of Billund Airport.