GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels

 
  Share

23 July 2017 (Geneva):  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. 

Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. The industry is determined to do even better and has agreed to Resolution 753 (R753). By June 2018, airlines have committed to being able to track a bag when it is accepted at the airport, loaded onto the aircraft, transferred to the arrival system or put into the transfer system for carriage by another airline. Airlines should also be able to share this tracking information with interline carriers as needed.

“Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realize the full benefits of baggage tracking to further improve performance. In the rare cases when a bag does not arrive with the passenger there will be much more information available to facilitate a quicker reunion. And the benefits don't stop there. Tracking bags will, enable proactive reporting, speed up aircraft readiness for departure, facilitate the automation of baggage processes and also reduce fraud,” said Andrew Price, IATA's Global Head of Baggage. 

“Implementation of baggage tracking is a collaborative effort between airlines and airports to improve the passenger experience,” said Managing Director of Passenger Services at A4A Patty Edwards. “Airlines and airports are working together to ensure the infrastructure is available to provide this enhanced service to our customers.”

The baggage tracking campaign will help airlines prepare for the R753 June 2018 implementation deadline with a series of initiatives tailored to various stakeholders. These include regional workshops for key aviation entities and an awareness campaign for travelers. An implementation guide developed by industry partners is also available. In addition, IATA is offering member airlines a readiness certificate to recognize them when they develop their implementation plan for R753.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 9723 times
Posted on : Sunday, July 23, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Etihad Airways Introduces Next-Generation Boeing 787 Between Abu Dhabi and Beirut
Next Story : Abu Dhabi Summer Season Stakeholders Set for Emirate-Wide Programme of Entertainment
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
GUESS Trend Alert | The Summer Blues
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery
Beautiful Freaks
Alfahim Announces New Three-year Partnership With UAE Triathlon Federation
Danube Properties launches Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, ad...
Samsung Introduces Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue Editions for the Galaxy S9 and S9+
UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italia...
Back to the 90s with GUESS Originals
RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer ACDC Limited Edition
Shop and earn Skywards Miles at The Dubai Mall
The Rado True Open Heart Automatic
Keep cool with Marks & Spencer's linen collection
Tommy Hilfiger introduces latest SS18 women's watch collection
TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gulf victory in the 24 Hours of...
Realty exhibition brings plethora of investment opportunities for expat Indians
Skyline Suhoor Night 2018
What's better than a good breakfast on your Birthday? One that is free!
The 22nd edition of Indian Property Show to take place in Dubai from 21-23 June 2018
Eberhard & Co. Scafograf Black Sheep
Dubai Tourism Launches State-of-the-art Airport Installation to Inspire Dxb Tran...
Make a style statement on your wrist
Learn to enhance your body and home energy quotient
EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA
Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club
Sharjah's Economic Realities Focal Point of Statistics and Community Development...
Saint Honore Allure Lady-Charming colour
KHDA accredited Parent Education Courses equip parents with positive parenting tools
Orolia Awarded $34 Million Contract to Deliver Personnel Recovery Devices to the...
TAG Heuer back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Abu Dhabi International Airport Achieves Sustainability Milestone
Emirates Motor Company wins prestigious global award for outstanding customer se...
Dubai Customs showcases its experience to Chinese delegates
RAYMOND WEIL celebrates the stellar world with the new Maestro Moon Phase
Abu Dhabi Airports Opens New Sleeping Facility for Transfer passengers in Terminal 3
DAMAC Properties to showcase five of its Dubai flagship properties at LPS Beijin...
Drive home in a Dodge RAM, dance with your favourite Looney Tunes stars and rev...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Agreement for Commercial System in U...
A Fresh New Look to the World's Oldest Islamic Bank
The New Limited Edition Bremont Endurance - Tested Beyond Endurance on Trans-ant...
Swiss Soccerr Star Ricardo Rodríguez Signs With Lucerne-based Watch Manufa...
Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 mill...
Zurich launches Allocated Passive funds, offering investors a new, simple, low-c...
Why The Global Sukuk Market Is Stalling In 2018
Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018
Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducted ‘Safety for All' training in association with ...
Commitment and Protection – the increasing importance of DIFC Wills amid economi...
Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation...
Making the leap from leasing to UAE home owner
Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy...
Infinix Partners With Google to Launch New Mobile Innovation in the Middle East ...