The new Noida International Airport, near Delhi, India, is to feature a Siemens Logistics baggage handling system.

Siemens Logistics has been awarded a contract to deliver the baggage handling system (BHS) for the new Noida International Airport (NIA), a greenfield project. The scope of the contract involves the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of the BHS for the new Terminal 1. The airport project will be implemented in four phases, starting with the building of the first terminal, which will initially handle 12 million passengers per year and is expandable to 30 million passengers.

The German firm will supply its high-performance VarioTray conveyor technology to transport baggage quickly and reliably. The VarioTray system is modular and can be easily expanded. For intelligent baggage process control throughout the entire BHS, Siemens Logistics will also install its BagIQ solution. This uses the latest software architecture to manage the routing of all bags and coordinating data in the airport ecosystem.

“We're looking forward to our collaboration with Siemens Logistics," said Christoph Schnellmann, chief executive officer, Noida International Airport.

"Noida International Airport will be India’s newest, greenest and most digital airport, providing a quick, easy and seamless experience for passengers and cost-efficient operations for airlines. Siemens offered us the best value proposition with the most powerful and reliable baggage handling technologies. It also has a strong local presence with a fully committed team.”

NIA will improve connectivity to and from the National Capital Region of Delhi, Noida and the Western Uttar Pradesh region. The design of the airport will focus on seamless and fast transfer processes for domestic-to-domestic passengers as well as for domestic-to-international transfers.

Siemens Logistics operates and maintains the BHS in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore – the four busiest Indian airports. Every second bag at an Indian airport is

handled by a BHS that is operated and maintained by Siemens Logistics.

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