In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 January, 2008, 12:00am

Radio frequency chips in tags used on airport baggage

New tags using radio frequency identification chips are being used on the baggage of most departing passengers at Hong Kong airport. Henry Ma, general manager of terminal business for the Airport Authority, said the cost of new tags - now being used on 90 per cent of departing baggage covering 50 airlines - was about HK$1, twice as much as previously, but no additional fees would be levied on passengers. Mr Ma also believed the new system would improve operating efficiency at the airport, speeding up departure check-ins and more effectively monitoring baggage delivery.