Kunming Changshui International Airport in China has tasked Siemens Logistics with improving capacity by installing a more efficient baggage handling and sorting system.
The agreement includes the delivery of a state-of-the-art early bag store (EBS) solution for 3,000 bags and the latest generation of VarioTray technology. The latter consists of a 2,700m long tray-based conveyor line, a LineStacker to stack unused trays, and 26 TilterPlus tray systems that can discharge bags to both sides. A high-performance IT system will facilitate intelligent process management throughout the entire baggage handling system.
“With our leading EBS and innovative tray technology, we will make a significant contribution to help Kunming Airport cope with rising passenger numbers and increase its efficiency and competitiveness,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics.
The airport will be the third hub in China to benefit from Siemens’ Lift & Run EBS, which allows passengers to check in early, for example the evening before departure.
The country’s fourth airport after Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai and its biggest in southwestern China, Kunming is an important gateway to the region. In 2018 it served more than 47 million passengers. Ensuring airport operations continue to run smoothly throughout the installation is integral to Siemens’ delivery of the new technology.