Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has teamed up with baggage service provider Airportr to introduce a home bag check-in and delivery service for passengers. This partnership represents the first time Airportr has collaborated with an airport operator to create a fully integrated baggage service.
The service allows passengers to have their luggage collected from their home prior to the date of their departure, meaning they can travel to the airport bag-free, head straight for security, and reunite with their bags in baggage reclaim at their final destination.
Andrew Harrison, CEO Airport Services, MAG said, “MAG is working hard to find new and innovative ways to enhance every step of the passenger journey through our airports, and this new partnership, which is a market first here in the UK, is another crucial development in that process.”
The service will be available to passengers traveling with partner airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Finnair. However, passengers traveling on other airlines can also make use of the service by having their bags collected from their homes ready for collection when they arrive at the airport.
Baggage will be processed in a dedicated facility away from the traditional airport check-in areas, freeing up space within the terminal. MAG will be the first airport to digitize the service, meaning passengers can book and pay online via Manchester Airport’s website.