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Do you know these smart services of Chongqing Jiangbei Airport?

2020-09-16 11:52:12

Easy Security Check (Picture provided by Chongqing Airport)

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Are you still waiting in long lines for check-in? Are you still going through security check with your boarding pass in one hand and your ID card in the other? Recently, the reporter visited Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport to learn about smart travel services. At present, the airport has put in place smart services such as face recognition for security check, self-service baggage check-in and paperless boarding. The intelligentization of passenger travel will be comprehensively upgraded, including the trial operation of Easy Security Check and the accelerating construction of “Smart Airport 2.0”.

A passenger at T3 Terminal of Chongqing Jiangbei Airport being guided by staff to use self-service baggage check-in equipment

Smart check-in: 30 seconds for boarding pass and check-in

Are you still waiting in long lines for check-in? There are 16 self-service baggage check-in equipment on 3J Section of T3A Terminal of Chongqing Airport, which allow passengers to print boarding passes and check in baggage in as little as 30 seconds by scanning their valid identity cards, making it convenient for passengers to check-in themselves.

Last year, the Airport also upgraded its self-service check-in baggage equipment, adding intrusion detection and scanning templates to improve the recognition rate of baggage chip tags to solve the problem of low recognition and further improve check-in efficiency, according the person in charge.

The process of passengers’ baggage being available to be checked on their mobile phone

Miss Wang, a passenger who was checking in through the self-service check-in baggage equipment, said to the reporter that in the past, she had to arrive at the Airport very early to check in because the queue would take a long time, but now she basically checks in through this self-service check-in machine in a few tens of seconds, which is very convenient; and if she doesn’t have a checked bag, she will check in directly at the website, on her phone, or at a self-service check-in machine instead of waiting in a long line to get a boarding pass.

The chip inside a baggage tag used to monitor the location of the baggage

Smart security check: combination of ID card and boarding pass

In the past, passengers were most concerned about losing their documents if they had too much stuff in their hands. Some security checks in T3 Terminal are equipped with electronic ID card validation equipment. Passengers without baggage only need to use functions of electronic ID card verification and electronic boarding pass on the application of Umetrip to complete security checks in only one QR code.

Airport staffs ensuring accurate and quick arrival of passengers’ baggage

How exactly do passengers register? Passengers only need to turn on the NFC function on their phones and complete the combination of ID card and boarding pass on the application of Umetrip in advance. It should be noted that only Android OS mobile phones are supported at present.

In addition, Chongqing Airport is currently conducting the trial operation of Easy Security Check for passengers. At present, Easy Security Check is installed in Domestic Departure Security Check Lane 16 of T3A Terminal. It utilizes a number of advanced technologies and equipment, such as face recognition, human-bag matching, automatic basket return and millimeter wave security gate, to guide passengers through efficient security checks and experience the convenience brought by technology. It is worth mentioning that it utilizes a more accurate and efficient method of face recognition of identity information than traditional checks.

Boarding pass and ID card being combined into one QR code

Smart baggage: to locate your baggage by the chip inside your baggage tag

In addition to check-in and security checks, your baggage also passes through an intelligent conveyer belt to you.

A 17-kilometer conveyor belt is running at high speed in the baggage sorting hall at Chongqing Airport. The person in charge explained, “Baggage will arrive here via the conveyor belt. Each chute represents a flight, and by recognizing chips inside the baggage tags, the baggage will be automatically sorted to the designated chute.” 

QR code combined by boarding pass and ID card used to pass security check

As the first airport in China to use the open-loop RFID baggage handling system on a large scale, Chongqing Airport has deployed or tested data collection equipment at 11 key information nodes for baggage security.

It is worth mentioning that at present, passengers flying on Air China’s “Beijing T3 – Chongqing” route (two-way) can inquire about their baggage through Air China Application and Chongqing Airport WeChat Official Account. Chongqing Airport will continue to promote the construction of the data inquiry system for Air China’s Wuhan - Chongqing route and gradually improve the online baggage inquiry function. (Translated by Wang Huixin, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei