As of July 2011, IATA has worked with 54 airports around the world on the Baggage Improvement Program (BIP) Self Help program. Many airlines and airports are reaping the benefits:
- Zero cost of participation
- Expert advice on baggage issues
- Ability to benchmark with the industry
- A team approach to baggage issues at airports
- An opportunity to participate in an industry led initiative
Two airlines that have been very proactive with their participation are Egyptair at Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheik and Aegean Airlines at Rhodes, Skien and Heraklion airports.
For information on how to participate in the BIP Self Help program, visit www.iata.org/bip or contact your local IATA office.
BIP team in the USA
As a result of the latest BIP diagnosis visit in the US to reduce baggage mishandling, IATA recommended 33 different solutions, 24 from the IATA Baggage Improvement Program Toolkit and nine other solutions unique to the airport. One of the findings relates to the resource allocation of security staff, which would potentially reduce the local baggage mishandling by 25%.