Nov 22, 2023 • 2 min read

Project Overview | Athens International Airport (ATH)

New Baggage Handling System in the North and South Baggage Halls

Project Overview | Athens International Airport (ATH)

Athens International Airport (ATH) is a Design and Build Brownfield Project constructed in an operationally challenging and demanding environment. This project’s primary objective was to replace the existing baggage infrastructure to accommodate Standard 3 screening technology in the existing North and South Baggage Halls. 

The new Daifuku baggage handling equipment includes some of the most advanced technologies, including new Hold Baggage Screening (HBS), Level 3 conveyor lines, energy-efficient Tilt Tray Sortation (TTS) technology, Out-of-Gauge (OOG) oversize equipment, 132 Check-in desks, and six collector conveyors. Both Baggage Halls have been upgraded with new SCADA control systems. The new baggage systems were constructed in phases spanning over three years, improving the airport’s capacity.  

“Over 30 years of experience delivering long-lasting, reliable, advanced Tilt Tray Sorters to the airport industry.”

Two new TTS were installed, a product evolution that provides the highest level of redundancy and availability, with lower maintenance requirements compared to past and similar products. Sustainability is a key feature of the product; Its low profile, lightweight construction coupled with dynamic variable speed operation reduces component wear and energy costs. Its world-leading, inbuilt control system and graphical user interface are designed with the future in mind, displaying its vast array of condition-based monitoring data points, trends, logs, and standard alarms & status. 

Additionally, Daifuku has been awarded a service provision contract starting September 2023, providing ongoing support to ATH through preventative and predictive maintenance activities. The focus is ensuring the system performs with operational effectiveness and reliability throughout its lifecycle. The Daifuku Operations and Maintenance team consists of multi-skilled technicians and is supported by its management and European on-call support specialists who are available 24/7 all year.


Athens International Airport S.A.

Completion Date:

October 2023

Award Date:




Athens, Greece

Project Value:

€40 million Euros


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