1. Baggage Free Terminal
Envisaging substantial changes in the operation of airport terminal buildings – one of the first Urban Turbine research project is to investigate the Baggage free terminal. By freeing up to 40% valuable and expansive terminal area from baggage handling this process will be accommodated in a purpose made logistic fulfilment centre. This will not only address economic benefits for airport operators but finally free the passenger journey from the often frustratingly slow on-terminal the check-in process. AirPortr, who have pioneered baggage home-pick-up and recently received the IATA start-up innovation award are one of our partners in this project.