Air France will introduce RFID bag tracking technology at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport from 2020 in a move aimed at improving efficiency and giving passengers more information about their luggage.
The French carrier has struck a deal with Paris Aeroport to introduce tags equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to about 8 million pieces of baggage a year. The airline says the technology will gradually be deployed to its other airports.
In addition to responding to the growing desire by passengers to know where their bags are, the companies say the tags will improve baggage identification and tracking, giving gains in operational performance and reducing associated operating costs. It will also help them comply with the International Air Transport Association’s Resolution 753. This requires bags to be tracked throughout their journey from check-in through to boarding, transfer and arrival. It also recommends the global deployment of RFID chips.