Thursday, April 03, 2008

No more lost luggage

The new terminal at Alicante airport, which  is due to open in 2010, will have a state-of-the-art baggage handling system installed by Vanderlande Industries which claims to deliver 100% of the luggage to the correct plane.

In fact Aena claims that the present system is quite modern because the airport pioneered the improvement of baggage handling when it was remodelled in 1995.

The new L shaped building, built at a cost of 450million euros, will increase the capacity of the airport to 20 million passengers. Apart from other facilities, it will have 16 telescopic footbridges and a terminal for the AVE (high speed railway) by 2014.

Let us hope that it doesn't suffer the same teething problems as Heathrow's new T5.

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