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IATA introduces new rules for tracking passenger baggage


IATA (International Air Transport Association) announces the introduction of new rules for tracking movements and retrieving lost baggage for passengers.

The new regulations will oblige air carriers to monitor the transportation of luggage at all stages of transportation, including during dockings. In addition, now the airlines will have to promptly notify passengers about the loss of their luggage and send other airline data on found orphaned suitcases immediately after their discovery.

According to IATA, the new baggage regulations will reduce the number of cases of loss of luggage worldwide by at least a third. Now this problem has a fairly serious scale — only in the past year in the world, more than 22 million pieces of baggage have been lost. Most luggage is lost at European airports.

According to statistics, about half of these cases occurred during docking, another third was simply not loaded on time in the plane or was lost due to errors in baggage receipts. In other cases, the reason for the loss was the withdrawal from the flight due to overload, service features at the airport and for other reasons.

Category: Airway
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Date of publication: 22.11.2017

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