How OR Improves The Baggage Handling System At Frankfurt Airport - Project Insights

Invited abstract in session WB-25: OR Success Stories I, stream Business Day.

Wednesday, 10:50-12:20
Room: AachenMuenchener Halle (Aula)

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Marco Franz
Fraport AG
2. Frauke Böckmann
Fraport AG


The baggage handling system at Frankfurt Airport distributes up to 110.000 bags per day using its over 80 km long rail tracks. During the last years the baggage handling system has been extended and new requirements have been implemented, e.g. robust routing in case of disturbances and balancing constraints for the early baggage storage system based on prognosis data. This talk describes how OR helped us to succeed in this complex project.

Technical details will be discussed in an accompanying talk given by Frauke Böckmann on Thursday morning.


  • Graphs and Networks
  • Capacity Planning

Status: accepted

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