Following a tender process, Air France selected Paragon ID for the exclusive worldwide supply of its RFID luggage tags over an initial period of 3 years. In total, Paragon ID is expected to provide about 40 million RFID luggage tags per year to the airline.

Paragon ID, leading provider of identification solutions for Transport, e-ID, Traceability, Brand Protection and Payment is pleased to announce the signature of a 3-year contract with Air France for the supply of the airline’s RFID luggage tags.

The airline industry is preparing to carry more than 7.8 billion1 passengers per year.

Over the next few years it is expected that, due to the estimated growth in air traffic, the amount of baggage transported annually – which currently stands at 4.6 billion1 – will double. As part of its resolution 753, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has decided to support the global deployment of radio frequency identification (RFID) for baggage tracking. This resolution stipulates that passengers’ baggage must be tracked in real time across key points in the journey (at check-in, boarding, transfers and on arrival).

As a result, airlines have committed to replace, over the coming years, their current baggage tags with new ones integrating RFID technology.

Air France is one of the first global airlines to expand and standardize the use of RFID technology across all of its baggage operations.

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Source: Paragon ID becomes Air France’s official RFID bag tags supplier