Supporting airlines in the implementation of RFID for baggage tracking

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Paragon ID is an IATA strategic partner for the implementation of RFID, implementing bag / luggage tracking

Your partner for RFID Luggage Tags


Passenger demand in the air traffic sector increases year on year. Worldwide, commercial airlines carried just over four billion passengers on scheduled flights in 2017. IATA expects this number to reach .8 bn by 2036. This is a huge challenge for governments and the industry to ensure that they can successfully meet the essential demand, in terms of infrastructure but also customers' expectations including promptness, quality of service, price and baggage tracking. 

22.7 m bags were lost in 2017, costing the industry $2.3 bn without mentioning the many unhappy customers. Today, it seems that this can only be improved by the implementation of real time baggage tracking solution. 


IATA Resolution 753 - RFID baggage tracking

In june 18, IATA (the International Air Transport Association) voted to develop a standard within one year for using RFID to track bags with the objective to roll out the technology globally in 2020.

RFID has been selected over other tracking solutions based on the reliability, maturity, widespread availability and cost of the technology. It is estimated that RFID could reduce the number of mishandled bags by up to 25% by 2022 and save an estimated $3 bn over the next 7 years. 

Airlines and airports have little time to prepare and this is why we are working closely with the industry to develop a RFID luggage tag adapted to their environments. 

With our expertise in RFID, label manufacturing and our experience in the aviation sector, we are ideally placed to support airlines and airports in the implementation of resolution 753. 


Our experience working with airlines worldwide

Earlier this year, Paragon acquired FT Solutions in the UK, which has since rebranded as Paragon. The company has years of experience working with airlines and other transportation companies offering a wide range of solutions that conform to IATA regulations, keeping passengers informed, comfortable and safe.

Our range of products and services to the sector include: 

  • Passenger handling: RFID trolley tracking, boarding passes, baggage tags, thermal tags and support collateral
  • Customer experience: comfort items, catering items, promotional merchandises, loyalty and membership cards, promotional literature and inflight materials
  • Customer Communication: printed and personalised itinerary documentation, direct mail, multi-channel campaigns including airport signage
  • Operational support: transactional mail, warehousing and stock control, creative services team



Paragon ID is an IATA strategic partner

Paragon ID is an IATA strategic partner and actively involed in the RFID sub-working group within the Baggage working group. 


Sources: IATA



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