Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Japan’s fastest growing airport by passenger numbers, has increased its capacities through new terminal extensions. The airport commissioned Japanese provider Toyo Kanetsu K.K. (TKK) and the German company Materna IPS to supply a self-bag-drop solution at its Terminal 2 international facilities and in Terminal 3.
The upgrade was originally planned to coincide with the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2020. This meant the facility successfully opened in April 2020 with 68 self-bag-drop units. A total of 104 units will be installed by the end of 2020. The airport says Japan Airlines (JAL) is already using the solution for its passengers, while All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Delta Airlines (DAL) as well as many other airlines will follow shortly.
Materna says its self-bag-drop units provide a simple and quick way for passengers to drop off and insert luggage into the baggage handling system. Functions such as fully automated baggage classification, weighing and scanning help to ensure that luggage can be dropped off within seconds.