New figures have revealed greatly divergent record

first_imgNew figures have revealed greatly divergent records in passenger baggage handling by major airlines, with the use of busy hubs looking to have hit luggage efficiency.The Air Transport Users Council (AUC) calculated average baggage delay per airline and found Air Malta and Turkish Airlines to be the best-performing carriers, with each boasting a delayed bag ratio of just 4.5 per 1,000 passengers through 2007.Air Malta’s performance showed that the carrier has responded successfully to the challenge of increased passenger numbers, carrying 40,000 more travellers between August 2007 and January 2008 than in the same period a year previously – but maintaining high baggage handling standards.Meanwhile the combined average baggage delay for major European airlines in 2007 rose to 16.6 bags per thousand passengers from 15.7 in 2006, largely thanks to the problems experienced by major hub operators.British Airways, with its multiple Heathrow Airport flights, saw 26.5 bags delayed per 1,000 passengers, making it second only to TAP Air Portugal in the stakes for worst baggage handler.Another major Heathrow player, BMI, suffered higher than average numbers of delayed bags, recording figures comparable to Air France and Luxair.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedIndustry ‘tackling’ transfer baggage handling problems but ‘needs RFID’Mislaid suitcases at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opening have dominated recent news.Punctual US airlines fly through the stormsAmerica’s leading airlines suffered more delays to flight arrivals this January than a year previously.Emirates unveils chip-based baggage handlingBaggage handling solutions are a particular priority for Emirates.last_img