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SITA's Drop&Fly bag drop solution wins prestigious design award

Location: Geneva
13 March 2017

The modular design and intuitive user interface of SITA’s bag drop unit has judges sold

Drop&Fly, SITA’s bag-drop unit, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 iF Design Award: Public Product, in recognition of its state-of-the-art design and intuitive user interface.

Drop&Fly provides passengers with an easy-to-use interface which makes checking in bags a convenient and pleasant experience. Its one-step self-bag drop process, which allows passengers to print their tags and check in their bags at the same time, delivers a fast, customer-centric passenger experience. It is fully customizable to the individual needs of the airport and its hybrid functionality enables a switch from self-service to an agent-assisted mode in a matter of seconds.

iF Design Award 2017 for Drop&FlyThe iF Design Award, recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, confirms SITA’s expertise in matching form and function.

Matthys Serfontein, Vice President Airports at SITA, said: “Design was fundamental to SITA’s Drop&Fly solution, delivering both operational efficiency and a great passenger experience. Our understanding of the passenger process was instrumental in building a product that is fit for purpose. The compact and modular design makes it fit seamlessly into any airport in the world.”

Unique design features of Drop&Fly include LED lights that guide passengers through the bag drop process while the ultra-low conveyor belt allows passengers with heavy bags or in a wheelchair to use the bag drop unit. The fully enclosed design features a sliding door and advanced sensors to prevent tampering for a safe and secure bag drop.

Drop&Fly is part of SITA’s broad portfolio of bag drop solutions, that ranges from one or two bag drop units to a more comprehensive approach that can transform an entire airport terminal. More than 225 units have already been installed in 40 airports and their sleek design continues to attract the attention of airport operators around the globe.

SITA’s Drop&Fly and Scan&Fly self-bag drop units will be on display at the SITA stand (stand no 8050) during the Passenger Terminal Expo taking place in Amsterdam from 14-16 March 2017. 

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