Unisys announced that 16 international airlines operating to and from New Zealand have signed a four-year agreement for Unisys to continue providing an advanced baggage reconciliation system for international flights operating from Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington airports.
The baggage reconciliation system links passengers with their bags, tracking both as they move through the system to help the airlines comply with aviation industry security requirements.
The Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), an organization representing airlines, manages the engagement with Unisys on behalf of the group of airlines. Unisys has worked with BARNZ since 2010.
“Secure and efficient baggage handling is a key issue for both airlines and their passengers. The Unisys baggage reconciliation system helps our member airlines comply with industry-mandated security requirements for baggage handling, while providing efficient processing to quickly find or remove baggage to help prevent delays,” said John Beckett, BARNZ executive director.
The Unisys baggage reconciliation system helps airlines comply with the Hold Baggage Authorization (HBA) regulations for baggage handling defined by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.