Categories: Aviation NewsNews

Kolkata Airport Gets In-Line Baggage Scanning Allowing Passengers to Save Time

In-line baggage checking is one of the things that the flyers get in big airports. However, in smaller airports where the baggage scanning is not as robust, the flyers have to manually scan their bags before they proceed to check-in at the respective airline counters. Kolkata airport was one such airport where the passengers had to manually scan their luggage until now. But, this would no longer be the case for the flyers boarding flights from Kolkata airport. It is worth noting that a soft launch for the service was already live in Kolkata airport before today. But, now the service has been launched for a lot of other airlines.

 

Passengers from Kolkata Can Now Save Time

The flyers taking a flight from Kolkata airport should note that for GoAir and AirAsia, the in-line luggage scanning would not be available right now. The service would be available to the passengers of these airlines only after a few days. Kolkata airport director, Kaushik Bhattacharjee said about this new feature at the Kolkata airport remarking that the service would be available 24×7 at four portals in the domestic wing, whereas, it would be available on three wings over at the international wing.

GoAir and AirAsia Left Out for In-Line Scanning

The live trials for the service began at Thursday, however the concern before a wider launch was the shortage of the CTX machines and the scarcity of scanners behind the portals. But, Kolkata airport received more scanners on the weekend thus making sure that the full scanning facility can be kick-started on Monday. As for the other airlines, why the passengers of GoAir and AirAsia will have to wait for the in-line scanning facility is that the companies are using the services of a Spanish firm instead of a German firm like Siemens which other portals, or airlines are using.

Arpit Sharma

Whenever Arpit boards a plane he is filled with awe and bewilderment and soaring above the skies is something marvellous for him. An aviation and tech geek through and through Arpit writes at AviationScoop not only because he's experienced and good at his craft but also because flying is something which makes his heart flutter with joy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

Share
Published by
Arpit Sharma

Recent Posts

Flight Ticket Prices Are About To Change, Here Is All You Should Know

Travelling to any part of the world for business is not a problem anymore. You…

7 hours ago

Emirates Flights To Start From April 6 Despite Coronavirus Threat

Emirates has been cleared by the government to start flying passenger planes from April 6,…

21 hours ago

American Airlines Announce Direct Flights Between Bengaluru and Seattle

One of the biggest airlines of America, American Airlines has recently announced that they are…

1 day ago

Airbus Believes India Is Going To Quadruple Its Fleet Of Aircraft Over 20 Years

Airbus, one of the largest airline manufacturers in the whole world, has a keen interest…

1 day ago

Axis Bank Credit Card Offer For Flyers To Get Complimentary Airport Lounge Access

Waiting at an airport for boarding your flight can sometimes be a very patient job…

1 day ago

Vistara Might Start Flight Bookings from April 15

Indian Airlines might soon start to operate domestic and international flights. Since March 25, 2020,…

2 days ago