Thefts shame Manila airport

January 22, 2018 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

MANILA, 22 January 2018: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures at the weekend after a spate of baggage thefts at the main Philippine gateway once derided as the world’s worst airport.

President Rodrigo Duterte summoned airport authorities and the transport minister late last week and ordered them to put a stop to the pilfering, Manila International Airport general manager Ed Monreal told reporters.

“I am really ashamed over what is happening, what our passengers are going through,” Monreal said. Read more

Qatar leads in baggage tracking

April 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DOHA, QATAR, 19 April 2017: Qatar Airways has become the first airline  to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).

The resolution requires airlines to track every piece of baggage from the start of the journey all the way through to its finish.

The certification has been achieved through the airline’s in-house developed baggage management system as well as its real-time integration with the Qatar Airways website and mobile app. Read more

Passengers weighed for take-off

August 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

BISHKET, KYRGYZSTAN, 17 August 2015: Plump passengers beware! The national airline of Uzbekistan says it has begun weighing those travelling along with their carry-on luggage.

The isolated Central Asian state’s carrier said that it had introduced the new regulations out of concern for “flight safety”.

“According to the rules of International Air Transport Association, airlines are obliged as a rule to weigh passengers with their hand baggage to ensure flight safety,” Uzbekistan Airlines said in a statement posted online Thursday.

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