The key advantage of RFID implementation at airports is saving time, both for passengers and airport employees. As a results, airport crew may dedicate more of their time to customers and professional services. This is good news especially for those passengers, who rarely visit airport and may feel there a bit lost or confused.
One of the most crucial trend, emerged with RFID implementation, is full automatization of self-check-in process. On selected airports the special terminals can be found, in which RFID tag may be printed. Such tag is then put on luggage. As a result, check-in and luggage control is shortened. Airport crew, equipped with RFID readers, can easier and faster sort bags and suitcases.
The risk of losing baggage is greatly reduced: it is definitely simpler to find bag marked with RFID tag than to find a single luggage in a traditional way.
Apart from shortening service time, RFID offers real savings. At Hong Kong airport, the cost of taking care of single luggage has been decreased from 7 to 4 dollars. It was also proved that the inventory with RFID systems of food carts, cleaning equipment or wheelchairs provides efficient warranty against stealing or losing such stuff.
RFID implementation at the airports ? which are especially vulnerable to terrorist threats ? increases safety of all people staying at the airport. This can be made after designing access control system based on RFID.