Stuttgart Airport installed self-service bag drop system from SITA
11 May 2017
Stuttgart Airport in Germany has installed an efficient and fast self-service bag drop system from SITA to enable passengers to check in and drop their bags off quickly. The airport’s new SITA Scan&Fly system will be first used by passengers travelling via German low-cost airline Eurowings. Currently deployed at Terminal 1 (T1) of the airport, the system will enable passengers to check in their baggage in less than a minute, which will ultimately lead to fewer queues and an improved passenger experience. Stuttgart Airport is planning to install the Scan&Fly system at T3 over the next few months to allow more airlines and passengers to use the convenience. Stuttgart Airport COO, Wolfgang Müller, said: “SITA’s retro-fit solution was ideal as it utilises our existing airport infrastructure so no additional terminal space was required.” The airport has completely integrated the Scan&Fly system into its existing SITA AirportConnect common-use platform. Scan&Fly will also feed information into the Day of Operations business intelligence system, which is used to monitor, predict and manage daily operations at Stuttgart Airport. Meanwhile, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) in Italy is also offering passengers self-service convenience when checking in their baggage with the introduction of SITA’s Scan&Fly bag drop units. Bologna is the first Italian airport to install Scan&Fly. The new bag drop units will initially be used by low-cost carrier Ryanair before being extended to other airlines. Bologna Airport is a fast-growing hub for Ryanair with more than 20 destinations and 170 flights a week.