Starting September 16, Minsk National Airport in a test mode launches the Drop-off service – passengers themselves will be able to check-in their luggage. The service will reduce the check-in time for the flight. Airport administration promises that you will have to stand in queues less. But there is a nuance: the service works only for direct Belavia passengers.
For using drop-off service, you need to have a paper or electronic boarding pass. On the screen of the Drop-off kiosk there will be text instructions on how to check-in your luggage. Then the passenger must put the suitcase on the conveyor belt and scan the boarding pass. If all the data is correct, the machine will issue a luggage tag – it must be glued to the handle of the suitcase. The machine will check the readability of the information and send the baggage to sort.
If the system determines the baggage as oversized, or in the case of excess baggage (Belavia baggage allowance rules), the passenger will be asked to contact the check-in staff. Currently, only Belavia passengers can check-in their luggage and only on those flights for which check-in is currently open.
Drop-off service is available only for direct passengers. There are ten Drop-off terminals in Minsk airport and they are mounted at the check-in desks No. 29-38.