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4:22 PM 9th October 2019

Airport Introduces Home Baggage Collection Service

Manchester Airport is introducing a home bag check-in and delivery service following a landmark partnership with Airportr.

It is the first time Airportr has collaborated with an airport operator to create a fully integrated baggage service, enabling passengers to check-in luggage before arriving at the airport.

Passengers will be able to have their bags collected straight from home prior to the date of their departure, meaning they can travel to the airport bag-free, head straight for security, and reunite with their bags at their final destination.

The service will be available to passengers travelling with partner airlines which include Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Finnair.

Passengers can choose an allotted one to three-hour collection slot prior to their departure date, and as late as the morning of their flight.

A vetted driver will arrive at their home, collect luggage and take it directly to the airport for check-in and processing. Travel documents are scanned when the luggage is collected, and passengers can follow real-time driver and bag tracking via the use of digital bag tags, providing peace of mind that their bags have arrived safely.

Prices range from £20-£36 for one item of luggage, depending on location, with all additional bags costing £7 each.

Passengers can book the service through the Manchester Airport website at www.manchesterairport.co.uk or via the Airportr website at www.airportr.com/manchester.