Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to begin construction in March of a new baggage transport system known as the Backbone. It recently signed a contract for the system with Vanderlande Industries and IBM. The Backbone will link the West, E, D and South baggage basements, "thus creating an integrated baggage system." The project is expected to be completed in mid-2013. Two rows of check-in desks in Departure Hall 2 will be closed alternately from May 2011 through September 2012 to facilitate the ...

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