AVLogix to advise Western Sydney Airport on baggage handling system

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Western Sydney Airport has hired aviation logistics firm AVLogix to provide baggage handling consultancy services for Australia’s newest greenfield airport.

AVLogix will look to leading airports around the world for inspiration as it sets out to design a modern, IATA-compliant baggage system with the flexibility to handle increased throughput over time.

Graham Millett, CEO, Western Sydney Airport, 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,” he said. “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, with the first stage to open in 2026, designed to cater for up to 10 million passengers a year. The terminal will be designed to grow in stages without disrupting passengers, becoming the largest gateway to Australia in the 2060s, catering for more than 80 million passengers a year.

Interested in baggage handling technology? Don’t miss the Technology: Baggage, Systems & Integration stream at this year’s Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE, which takes place during Passenger Terminal EXPO, 26, 27 and 28 March 2019, in London. Register here for your delegate pass.

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