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Research shows aviation is making progress in reducing lost baggage

As a part of the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), which is being held this week in Iceland, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released on May 9 a global progress report on the implementation of baggage tracking. Research for the report was carried out with 155 airlines and 94 airports, focusing on IATA Resolution 753, which requires the tracking of baggage upon acceptance, loading, transfer, and arrival. It reveals that: – 44% of airlines have fully implemented Resolution 753 and a further 41% are in progress; – Regional variation in full airline adoption rates ranges from 88% in China and North Asia, to 60% in the Americas, 40% in Eapaurope and Asia-Pacific, and 27% in Africa; – 75% of the airports surveyed have the ccity to screen Resolution 753 baggage; – Airport readiness for Resolution 753 varies by size: 75% of mega airports are capable, 85% of major airports, 82% of large airports, and 61% of medium airports.  Airport size classification: Medium: 5-15 million passengers; Large: 15–25 million; Main: 25–40 million; Mega: more than 40 million. Optical barcode scanning is the dominant screening technology implemented by the majority (73%) of airports surveyed. Tracking using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), which is more efficient, is implemented in 27% of the airports surveyed. Notably, RFID technology has higher adoption rates at mega airports, with 54% already implementing this advanced tracking system. “Between 2007 and 2022, incorrect baggage handling was reduced by almost 60%. That is good news. But travelers expect more; and the industry is determined to make further improvements. Tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer, and delivery will give the industry the data it needs to improve. Tracking reduces overall mishandling and helps airlines reunite mishandled bags with their owners even faster. With 44% of airlines already fully implementing Resolution 753 tracking and a further 41% in progress, travelers can have even more confidence that their luggage will be on the carousel upon arrival,” said Monika Mejstrikova, IATA Director of Ground Operations . – https://aeroin.net/pesquisa-mostra-que-a-aviacao-esta-fazendo-progressos-na-reducao-de-extravio-de-bagagem/