Friday, November 18, 2005

Automated airport baggage machines coming soon

Airports Company South Africa, or ACSA, has installed automated baggage machines at the country’s airports in a bid to eliminate theft. The state-owned firm has installed equipment that scans, sorts and then delivers baggage to the right flights, limiting human contact with passanger luggage. According to Business Day, ACSA decided on the system after a number of airlines and customers complained about bags that had been tampered with or stolen. The majority of thefts occur at Johannesburg International Airport, but similar safety measures have already been introduced at Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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