China starts pilot project on whole-journey luggage tracking
China has started a pilot project for whole-journey luggage tracking systems at six major airports, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
As of mid-May, three air routes and six major airports across the country were capable of providing services for passengers to track luggage during their whole journey, said the CAAC.
These airports include Beijing Capital, Beijing Daxing, Shanghai Hongqiao, Guangzhou Baiyun, Shenzhen Bao'an and Chongqing Jiangbei airports.
Air passengers can track their luggage on specified air routes linking these airports, except the Beijing Daxing-Guangzhou Baiyun air route that remains suspended due to the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Passengers can check luggage conditions in real time through mobile applications of airlines at six key points: check-in, security check, sorting, truck loading, aircraft loading and luggage arrival.
The application of the whole-journey luggage tracking project is of great importance to the Chinese civil aviation industry in enhancing its service to passengers, said Lyu Erxue, deputy director of the CAAC.