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ACI World statement on the deployment of RFID technology for baggage tracking

Montreal, 6 June 2019 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today published the following statement on the deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other similar technologies for baggage tracking.

ACI has always strongly supported the development of new and better technologies for the purpose of tracking passenger baggage across the global air transport system.

Experience has shown that the seamless deployment of any technology is best achieved through cooperation between airports, airlines and all other parties to find the most cost-effective and operationally suitable solution.

There is a range of technical solutions available to airlines, airports, and partners for baggage tracking.  RFID is one such solution, but may not be the most appropriate or cost-effective solution for all airports.

ACI recommends that airports work with their airlines and other partners and stakeholders to consider all options and assess and meet the unique local needs and circumstances with a view to improved efficiency and service for all.

Notes for editors

  1. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2019, ACI serves 646 members, operating 1,960 airports in 176 countries.

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Bojana Jeremic
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ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 1254

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Manager, Communications
ACI World
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