Russia-based S7 Airlines implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag-drop technology at Moscow Domodedovo Airport
25 October 2018
Russia-based S7 Airlines has implemented SITA’s Scan&Fly self-bag-drop technology at Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME), providing passengers with a faster, more efficient process to check in their own bags. The self-bag-drop solution has been tested on S7 check-in counters since early September 2018 and positive feedback was received from more than 1,000 passengers that used the service. By the end of 2018, some 24 check-in counters at DME will be equipped with the self-bag-drop technology, allowing other airlines to use the service. Igor Borisov, director, Moscow Domodedovo Airport, said: “This is an important stage in the transformation of the passenger’s journey at Domodedovo Airport. We are actively implementing paperless and smart technologies so that passengers can freely manage their time at the airport.” The implementation of the new self-bag-drop technology at DME is part of a large-scale programme to transition the airport to more automated and paperless service technologies. In 2017, the airport installed SITA’s eGates that enable passengers to independently pass the security controls at the entrance to the departure zone, or to board the aircraft by scanning their mobile or paper boarding pass.