The Busy Travel Season: Streamlining Baggage Handling


With the holiday season upon us, airports are gearing up for an influx of travelers, making it one of the busiest times of the year for air travel. This increase in passenger traffic presents a special set of challenges for airports, and the efficient operation of conveyor systems plays an important role in maintaining a smooth travel experience for millions of passengers. 

Airports are bustling hotspots, with thousands of travelers and their luggage passing through each day. For example, in 2022, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport boarded 45.4 million people on to commercial aircraft. Imagine the sheer scale of operations involved in handling passenger baggage and cargo.  

Conveyor belts are instrumental in quickly transporting and sorting tens of thousands of bags daily, a job that would be virtually impossible to handle without the help of conveyors. From the time that travelers check in their luggage, conveyor systems aid in the smooth movement of baggage, ensuring it reaches the correct aircraft for loading. This also allows employees to focus on other critical airport operations.  

The seamless operation of conveyor systems is key in ensuring that airports can efficiently manage the high volume of travelers and their belongings, contributing to a positive travel experience for all.  By understanding the important role of conveyor systems, airports can continue to enhance their operations and provide travelers with a more smooth and efficient travel experience, even during the busiest times of the year. 

FMH Conveyors has extensive experience in installing airport conveyor belt systems, demonstrating our understanding of the impact our products can have on your daily operations. A substantial conveyor infrastructure is essential for managing the high volume of luggage and ensuring that it reaches its intended destination efficiently. We excel in handling complex facility layouts and take pride in our ability to deliver baggage conveyor belts when other manufacturers cannot.  

curved belt conveyor airport solution

The Motion06 curved belt conveyors are a perfect fit for industries with intensive shipping and receiving requirements. Airports being the primary consumer of this product. If you are interested in learning how we can design the most effective and dependable solutions for airport luggage handling, contact our team today.