Passengers traveling internationally from Wellington Airport, New Zealand, are now able to check in their luggage using seven new Auto Bag Drop units from Sydney based organization ICM Airport Technics.
The units match a facial scan of the passenger against their passport details, while simultaneously checking a bag’s size and weight. At other airport installations the units have reduced check-in queues by more than 20 minutes and improved the accuracy of the check-in process. The units are currently available for passengers flying with Qantas and Singapore Airlines.
Richard Dinkelmann, CEO of ICM, said, “We’re excited to be expanding this world-class technology in New Zealand and are confident that our products and solutions will deliver exceptional benefits to the airport, airlines and passengers.”
Wellington Airport will be the second airport in New Zealand to install ICM’s Auto Bag Drop units, with Air New Zealand operating the units in Auckland Airport’s international terminal since 2015.