The report confirms the positive record signed Sita for suitcases lost on the road, especially when compared with the rapid growth of passengers
Every year Sita, the maxicooperativa of airlines and airports which makes technology products and services, distributes a unique relationship that takes stock of baggage “misdirected”. That is, those lost, returned late, damaged, or worse, stolen. The situation is getting better. This year the Baggage Report it says – despite the bad adventures we have surely ruined some vacation – that only 6.5 bags per thousand passengers end up swallowed up in the black hole of the airports.
This is the best result ever, lower by 10.5% compared to 2014 when the figure was 7.3 per thousand passengers. But above all, less than half of 2003. So much so that one might almost say that within a few years the phenomenon could be said to be extinct if efforts in this direction will continue. Also because, in parallel, the number of passengers has soared: + 85% compared to 2003. Despite infrastructure and processes dedicated to logistics management were thus put under the greatest pressure, the baggage “disguidato” continued its process of marginalization .
Last year took off and landed at 3.5 billion people. A monstrous figure, results aside, remember that there is in any case to proceed to a further improvement of technologies, as indeed wants to IATA, the international organization of airlines. Also for security reasons. Not surprisingly, one of the items on the agenda at the next Summit of Sita Air Transport held in late May in Barcelona.
“In the next three years, the baggage monitoring will be under the spotlight, since airlines are preparing to implement the IATA Resolution 753 – said Francesco Violante, until July at the Sita summit after 13 years of work, before passing the job to Barbara Dalibard – this increased visibility will bring even more control, and further improvements in baggage handling. It means that passengers can track their luggage constantly, as is the case now for courier shipments. More monitoring and less stress. ”
Although they are steadily declining, the mishandled baggage still cost a considerable sum to the industry: $ 2.3 billion. Down 3.75% compared to 2014 but still be able to keep the issue among the priorities of the airline industry. The technologies we are all, are simply implemented and disseminated. Because now trolley suitcases and there will always embark more on your own: four companies out of ten in fact put to passengers kiosks for printing do-it-yourself labels. Within a couple of years it will install them 75% of the carriers, of course, at certain airports. In addition to paper labels, labels if they are also experiencing permanent electronic to upgrade to every journey with the flight data via an app on your smartphone and print it at home. Such as boarding passes, which actually now even more we print.