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Alitalia Certified by IATA for Baggage Handling Operations

Alitalia recently received the readiness certificate of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for its baggage handling operations at the Rome Fiumicino hub.

“Alitalia is the first airline in Europe to obtain the certificate for complying with the IATA Resolution 753,” the airline said in an announcement.

IATA’s Resolution 753 – with which any IATA member airline will have to be compliant by June 1st, 2018 – states that airlines must constantly track checked baggage at key points in the baggage journey: From check-in and loading to the aircraft, to transfer to any other flight (as is the case with transit baggage) or to the arrival, when the baggage is returned to the passenger.

The Resolution aims at improving the traceability of checked baggage, ensuring a better service to passengers and further reducing baggage mishandling.

“The recognition given to Alitalia today is further evidence that the airline is registering excellent performance at its hub in Rome Fiumicino,” the announcement said. On average, Alitalia registered a 13 percent improvement in baggage reclaim times in 2017, compared to the previous year.

The airline is currently flying to 74 destinations -including 20 Italian and 54 international destinations – with over 3,300 weekly flights and 97 routes.

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