Standing in queues at check-in counters will soon be history for domestic air travelers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to introduce self-service baggage drop in counters at BPIA along with 12 other airports in the country.
The AAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private agency for the purpose. The private agency has been asked to have kiosks where passengers can on their own drop in their check-in bags by filling details and putting up labels.
The AAI has taken the decision keeping in mind the problems of baggage at airports in India.
According to sources, the machines would weigh bags and indicate if the flyer has to pay excess baggage charges. The kiosk would have payment facility using cards.
Besides, Bhubaneswar the service will be introduced at 12 airports Lucknow, Jaipur, Goa, Pune, Kolkata, Srinagar, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati and Calicut to resolve this issue.
The process is expected to be implemented by May this year.
Courtesy: Prameya News