4,000 new braked baggage trolleys for Auckland Airport
12 November 2018
Auckland Airport (AKL) in New Zealand has rolled out a fleet of 4,000 new braked baggage trolleys at its domestic and international terminals. The new trolleys were manufactured in Germany by Expresso Deutschland GmbH and were sourced for Auckland Airport by Smarte Carte. The new trolleys are an upgrade in safety, design and functionality, and unlike many airports in the world, travellers will be provided complimentary use of the trolleys inside the airport’s terminals and car parks. The trolleys are made of strong, corrosion-resistant aluminium, and being 10 kg lighter than the outgoing stainless-steel trolleys they are easier for guests to handle. The wheels are made of a dual composite rubber for smoother movement and durability. The old stainless-steel trolleys have been removed from Auckland Airport and their components will be recycled. Some of the old trolleys in serviceable condition will be offered to smaller airports across the country.