More travelers = more bags. This upgrade ensures reliability and efficiency as we grow
As air travel continues to rise, so do the number of suitcases, backpacking backpacks, duffel bags, skis, guitar cases, golf clubs, and maybe even an old-fashioned steamer trunk or two. It’s time to build a new system to meet current and future needs—safely, reliably, sustainably.
Checked bags take the road more frequently traveled
Over the course of a year, about 38 million checked bags travel on 10 miles of conveyor belts on six independent baggage systems. In fact, on a peak day, the airport, TSA, and airlines work together to process more than 125,000 bags. So, it’s important to have a safe, reliable, efficient system to support getting luggage where it needs to go.
The baggage optimization project refurbishes older equipment, integrates energy-saving technologies, and significantly increases screening capacity for baggage volume. When complete, the project will replace six individual baggage screening systems with a centralized system. This all adds up to being able to accommodate 66 million annual passengers—and their bags.