What is Required for IATA 753?
IATA 753 requires member airlines to track passenger baggage at key points in the baggage journey, record changes of custody and make the data available to those that need it, particularly during flight transfers or interlining.
Although the deadline for compliance with Resolution 753 passed in June 2018, many member airlines still remain non-compliant today.
Why are so many airlines still non-compliant with IATA 753?
IATA accepts that compliance with the new resolution has been tough for some airlines that ultimately bear the responsibility of ensuring seamless baggage tracking. The modern airport infrastructure often requires change, update or additional IT solutions to enable compliance, and this means that some airlines, airports and other key stakeholders need to work together to create the ideal operational environment.
IATA has promised to continue working with aviation industry stakeholders, airlines and partners to encourage collaboration in implementation of the right solutions.
What is the purpose of R753?
The purpose of R753 is to reduce instances of lost or misdirected passenger luggage. This is an expensive issue that typically costs the industry billions of Euros every year.
Airlines requested a system in 2013 to address the problem and were given five years to implement a solution to achieve compliance.
What do airlines need to do?
IATA member airlines must provide adequate tracking at key points in the baggage journey. This includes any changes of custody:
- Passenger bag drop off
- Acceptance into the baggage handling system
- Loading onto the aircraft
- Return to the passenger
A key focus of IATA 753 is to ensure tracking is seamless during interlining flights (multi-leg journey). Almost half of all misdirected luggage issues occur during interlining transfers. The information must also be made securely available to other stakeholders and flight partners in good time.
How A-ICE can help achieve IATA 753 compliance
A-ICE understands the pressures faced by airlines, airport operators and ground handling teams of all sizes around the world. With experience, continuing research and development and investment, we know that our next generation aviation solutions can help tick vital compliance boxes while simultaneously enhancing both operational efficiency and passenger experience.
The A-BRS baggage reconciliation system is a key solution developed by A-ICE that can be seamlessly integrated into existing systems to provide a reliable, secure baggage tracking feature. When integrated with other A-ICE solutions, such as A-DCS, our powerful Departure Control System and A-MDS, which provides a secure communications and messaging platform, A-BRS delivers an automated, simplified approach to baggage handling and reconciliation and ultimately, IATA 753 compliance.
Talk to A-ICE today about your concerns with IATA 753 compliance. With no minimum contracts and no-obligation consultations, we’re different from other providers. Let us help you find the right solutions and products you need to achieve, maintain and adapt to evolving mandatory conditions and requirements at all levels – now and for the future.