RFID technology to track baggage has been on the aviation industry’s radar screen for years. However, never before has industry-wide adoption been so close. Earlier this year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) its members agreed to consider expanding IATA’s existing baggage tag standards to include RFID inlays to enable real-time tracking of baggage.

Aviation Industry mostly faces an issue with baggage handling such as lost baggage and damage to belongings. To overcome such a problem, they need to tag the passenger’s bag to ensure baggage safety. A system is designed at both the security check-in and check-out point, an RFID tag is attached to the baggage of each passenger with their database. The reader at security points transmits data from tag to the system. The RFID tag attached to the baggage ensures the safety of the passenger’s belongings.

Benefits of using RFID for Baggage Handling:

  • Increase baggage handling efficiency and reduce costs
  • Cost-effective and easier process of baggage handling.
  • Increase satisfaction among travelers.
  • Reduce the risk of mishandled or lost luggage