Narita Airport to Introduce Self-Service Baggage Drop Machines


Narita, Chiba Pref., March 28 (Jiji Press)—Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Tuesday unveiled self-service baggage drop machines for international flights.

Narita Airport unveils its new self-check-in baggage machine on March 28, 2017. (© Jiji)

Set to be introduced on Thursday, the baggage machines, along with self-check-in devices, are expected to help shorten the average check-in and baggage drop-off time from some 20 minutes to 2–3 minutes.

The first-ever introduction of the automatic baggage drop system for international flight passengers at a Japanese airport comes in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The machines will initially be available to passengers of Air France, Korean Air, and two other carriers at the Narita airport's Terminal 1 North Wing.

Similar machines have already been installed for domestic flights at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda.

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