The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations.
Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. The industry is determined to do even better and has agreed to Resolution 753. By June 2018, airlines have committed to being able to track a bag when it is accepted at the airport, loaded onto the aircraft, transferred to the arrival system or put into the transfer system for carriage by another airline. Airlines should also be able to share this tracking information with interline carriers as needed.
To help airlines prepare for the June 2018 implementation deadline IATA and AAA have put together a series of initiatives tailored to various stakeholders. These include regional workshops for key aviation entities, an awareness campaign for travelers and an implementation guide for airlines and airports. To read more at Travel Daily News, click here.