New self bag drop installation in Montréal-Trudeau


Materna’s next project in Canada goes live

Canada’s Montréal-Trudeau Airport­­­­­­­­­­ (YUL), just like Toronto Airport, is now utilizing automated baggage handling from Materna intelligent passenger solutions (ips) ready to meet the needs of substantial increases in passenger numbers. A total of 16 self bag drop kiosks have been in operation at YUL since November 2018. Materna ips installed the solutions and is also providing operational support for the next three years. For the German IT services provider this self bag drop project in Montréal is another big step in the context of its activities in North America, and in Canada in particular.

The new check-in area in the terminal building at Montréal-Trudeau Airport delivers a much-improved passenger experience with its 16 new self bag drop kiosks, positioned as a self bag drop island. Utilizing a 2-step passenger process, passengers now print a bagtag at a check-in kiosk and move directly to the self bag drop, decreasing process times tremendously and increasing the passenger travel experience. The new self bag drop system fits perfectly into the airport environment and its exciting design has impressed everyone. Materna ips took just 10 weeks to implement the self bag drop project. The innovative Air.Go solution from Materna enables Montréal Airport to achieve more effective passenger handling and is a key step in handling the challenges of rapidly growing passenger throughput numbers.

Air.Go – the leading solution for self-service automated baggage handling

Materna’s Air.Go model makes it possible to automate the bag drop process for passengers who have already checked in. A range of selection options are part of the convenient check-in experience. The passengers can print out their travel documents at home or download them or use their mobile device and go directly to the bag drop at the airport instead of having to stand in line. Interaction with the bag drop process is fast and user-friendly with Air.Go.

Materna ips continues to expand its activities in North America

This self bag drop project in Montréal sees Materna ips taking more great strides with its North American activities, and particularly in Canada. Materna is already established on the North American market with branches in Orlando/Florida and in Toronto/Canada. At Toronto Pearson International Airport this market leader for self-service bag drop solutions has already installed more than 60 self bag drop units to help deal with the record growth there.

Materna Information & Communications SE
As a leading IT service provider, Materna employs more than 2,000 people around the world and generated sales of 254 million euros in 2017. Materna covers the entire service spectrum of a full-service provider in the premium segment: from consultation and implementation through to operations. Its target customers include IT organizations and user departments in companies and the public sector.

Under their brand Materna ips (Integrated Passenger Services) and as one of the most renowned suppliers for airports and airlines around the world, Materna delivers solutions for automated passenger handling at airports. In addition to the European market, Materna’s Integrated Passenger Services portfolio also has a focus on the North-American market with its own subsidiary in Orlando, Florida. Materna also has a strong focus on the Asian market.

Further information:
Materna Information & Communications SE
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