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New baggage system at Dublin aims at reducing waiting times

A new €200 million baggage handling system has been installed at Dublin Airport to speed up the delivery of bags to and from aircraft.

The new system consists of 14 kilometres of conveyor belts and covers an area equivalent to seven GAA pitches.

The daa airport operator started installing the system when the airport was quiet during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It stated that the project included the modernization of the entire baggage system in line with European civil aviation standards.

“Having a modern, reliable baggage system with the optimum level of security available for our airlines and their handling partners is vital,” said Kenny Jacobs, CEO of the daa, reports RTE.

Dad says 95% of the previous equipment has been replaced.

“In positive news for arriving passengers, Dublin Airport has also been working closely with handling providers and airlines, who are responsible for the handling of checked-in bags, to ensure quick bag turnaround times for passengers,” Mr Jacobs said, reports RTE.

“Over the past six weeks, the average time it took for a bag to arrive – from the point the aircraft arrives on stand to when the first bag arrives on the baggage belt – has been 18 minutes, compared to the EU average of 40 minutes,” he said, reports RTE.

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