AirPortr increases London airports with smartphone bag tracking

Luggage transfer service AirPortr will launch at Heathrow ahead of Christmas, giving travel agents the chance to earn commission on bag transfers to and from three London airports.

The company will collect and deliver passengers’ bags to and from Heathrow’s Terminal 3 and 5 to and from anywhere within the M25 motorway. It charges £25 to central London, with additional bags £5 each.

The launch on December 14 follows the service’s move into Gatwick South in July. It started up at London City more than a year ago.

Passengers can also book and pay at the airport or online and track their bags by smartphone.

AirPortr staff will collect and hand over bags at multiple points at the Heathrow terminals rather than only at dedicated desks.

Commission for agents depends on volume of bookings but agents “can expect to make £3-£5 per average booking”, according to AirPortr head of marketing, Chris Walsh, who said: “We set agents up with a digital interface so they have their own booking dashboard.”

The company scans all bags and aims to deliver when the customer needs their bags. It will extend into Heathrow Terminals 2 and 4 next year and to Gatwick North from February.

Source: Travolution