Sharjah airport implements new baggage rules
sharjah — New baggage rules have been implemented at the Sharjah International Airport, authorities announced on Saturday. The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has notified all airlines operating at the airport that it will not receive or handle any baggage that does not comply with its new policy.
The airport will not accept bags that “might disrupt the systems”, according to the policy. “Bags should be 75cm high, 60cm wide and 90cm long with at least one level surface. Noncompliant baggage, such as two items wrapped together, will not be accepted at the arrival point, either directly or through the Loose rope or string (strong tape is recommended) Sharjah Aviation Services (SAS),” the SAA said in a statement.
Baggage that exceeds the specifications can be taken to the desk for oversized baggage. It will be processed based on the airline’s weight allowance and prior arrangements with the SAS.
A new service will see airport staff transferring the contents of rejected baggage into cardboard boxes “for a small fee”.
The specifications are expected to “boost operational performance, reduce improper baggage handling and enhance the airport’s competitiveness in the region”.
BAGS MUST HAVE AT LEAST
Two items of baggage taped together
Round and irregularshaped baggage
“The Sharjah International Airport aims to boost service efficiency, including baggage transport, which is key to improving its competitiveness and of the airlines that operate there. It will encourage passenger loyalty, and enhance Sharjah’s role as an important hub in the aviation industry,” the SAA added.