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Siemens to Upgrade Baggage Handling Systems at 13 Fraport-operated Airports in Greece

Fernando Pires Gonçalves, CEO of the regional subsidiary of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) in Portugal; Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece; and Ricardo Rocha, Head of Sales of SPPAL in Portugal (from left).

Fernando Pires Gonçalves, CEO of the regional subsidiary of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) in Portugal; Alexander Zinell, CEO of Fraport Greece; and Ricardo Rocha, Head of Sales of SPPAL in Portugal (from left).

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL), a technology and service partner for airports and airlines, recently secured a contract to modernize the baggage handling systems of 13 out of the 14 regional airports operated by Fraport Greece.

The upgrade of the baggage handling systems is expected boost the reliability and security of baggage transport to and from Greece. Siemens will also be responsible for maintaining the systems.

The project was initiated by a consortium of Fraport AG and the Greek Copelouzos Group that holds the concession to operate the regional airports.

“We are helping in this major step to improve the airport infrastructure in Greece,” Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, said, adding that the modernization of the airports plays a major role in raising passenger satisfaction – among tourists and all other passengers to and from Greece.

To thoroughly modernize the baggage handling systems, Siemens said that it will instal equipment including the latest VarioBelt conveyors, vertical sortation units (VSUs) and horizontal diverting units (HDU). Siemens will also integrate Standard 3 X-ray equipment for hold baggage screening (HBS) to further improve security. The scope of delivery also includes smart SCADA software for monitoring and controlling the technical processes.

Moreover, Siemens said that passengers passing through the 13 airports will benefit from modern, attractive check-ins in the departures areas and ergonomic VarioCarousel baggage reclaims in the arrival halls.

In 2016, the 13 Greek regional airports handled altogether 22 million passengers.


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