Used luggage wanted at the airport

  • The newly installed baggage system at the new airport terminal building (Photograph provided)

    The newly installed baggage system at the new airport terminal building (Photograph provided)

Skyport has reached out to the public for used luggage to test baggage equipment at the new passenger terminal building.

A Skyport spokeswoman said those who donate luggage will be given “tags” for a monthly draw, with prizes to include gas vouchers, grocery vouchers and gift cards.

Mikaela Pearman, marketing and communications officer at Skyport, said: “A fully functioning baggage handling system is an integral part of an efficient airport terminal.

“Skyport, along with its partners in the programme will be conducting tests and trials of the system and we encourage members of the community to donate old luggage they are no longer using, so that we can test the system efficiently.

“The testing of equipment brings us one step closer to opening a world-class airport for Bermuda.”

Skyport said the new baggage system was installed by Glidepath, a New Zealand-based company with nearly 50-years of experience in delivering airport baggage handling and integrated security screening systems.

The Skyport spokeswoman said: “The baggage handling system is used to carry bags checked in by passengers, from the flight check-in desks to a holding area where they are then driven to their plane on baggage carts. The complex system is rigged in the ceilings of the first floor of the new building.

“It consists of 242 Conveyors totalling almost 3.5 kilometres in length travelling up to 1.8 meters per second.

“In addition to transporting bags to the flight loading location, the system software will maintain the passenger information for each bag and monitor its position along the conveyor belts.”

Those interested in donating baggage are asked to e-mail or call 299-4832 by December.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Aug 8, 2019 at 11:29 am (Updated Aug 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm)

Used luggage wanted at the airport

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts