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Taoyuan airport to launch baggage drop-off service in October

2018/08/17 18:31:09

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) Taoyuan International Airport will soon launch time-saving baggage drop-off services that have proven popular around the world, an executive at Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Friday.

There will be a total of 13 baggage drop-off kiosks installed in the second terminal of Taiwan's main gateway, said TIAC President Hsiao Ting-ko (蕭登科).

From early October to the end of the year, the machines will operate continuously to offer passengers more convenient services.

Sun Hung-pin (孫宏彬), head of the company's maintenance department, told CNA that the baggage drop-off system can help travelers cut short waiting times at check-in counters.

With the automatic luggage system and an online check-in system at the airport that already exists, travelers can complete the check-in procedure about four hours before their flight takes off, giving them "more time to spend at the VIP lounge or duty-free stores," Sun said.

Taiwan-based China Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, EVA Airways and Uni Air, as well as foreign airlines Cathay Pacific Airways and AirAsia have signed up to participate in the baggage drop-off system so far, Sun added.

Sun said the airport company may increase baggage drop-off kiosks at Terminal 2 depending on demand, and will also assess the feasibility of installing such equipment at the older Terminal 1.

As for Terminal 3, which is under construction, the baggage drop-off system will be part of the terminal's standard equipment, he said.

Outside the airport, the baggage drop-off service is already available on the Taoyuan airport mass rapid transit line but limited to six kiosks at Taipei Main Station.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu)
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