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Airlines and Airports Making Progress on Reducing Baggage Mishandling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said real progress is being made by airlines and airports on reducing baggage mishandling and implementing baggage tracking capabilities.

At its baggage handling conference, in Reykjavik, IATA surveyed the industry on its update of IATA Resolution 753 – which requires tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer and arrival.

The survey of 155 airlines and 94 airports showed that 44% of airlines have fully implemented Resolution 753 and a further 41% are in progress.

Additionally, 75% of airports surveyed have the capability for Resolution 753 baggage tracking.

Monika Mejstrikova, IATA Director Ground Operations, said: “Between 2007 and 2022 baggage mishandling reduced by nearly 60%. That is good news. But travellers expect better; and the industry is determined to make further improvements. Tracking bags at acceptance, loading, transfer and delivery will give the industry the data it needs to improve. Tracking reduces overall mishandlings 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, travellers can have even more confidence that their bags will be at the carousel on arrival.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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