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New baggage system to be installed at Keflavik International

Keflavik International Airport in Iceland will have a state-of-the-art baggage handling system installed to upgrade the airport's operations.

Airport operator Isavia has awarded a contract to Crisplant, part of the BEUMER Group who will install its latest high-tech system.

The upgrade will address the need for increased flexibility and redundancy to meet a record growth in passenger numbers as Keflavik continues to invest in its vision to become a major hub for air traffic between Europe and the USA.

Over a ten-month period, from January 2013, the number of passengers travelling through Keflavik International increased to 2.4mppa and airport operator, Isavia, expects the total number of passengers to reach 2.7mppa by the end of 2013.

This represents an overall increase of 15% in passenger numbers year-on-year.

Gudmundur Dadi Runarsson, deputy terminal director at Keflavik International, says: “This is an important step for Keflavik International Airport.

“For the first time, we have a completely coherent baggage handling and monitoring system which will allow us to further optimise our operations and emphasise the value in choosing Keflavik as a hub airport.”

The Crisplant system is due for handover in 2014, after which it will be maintained by Crisplant under a hotline and service inspection contract.

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