The management of the Dubai International Airport (DXB) has warned that effective from March 8, irregular-shaped or oversized bags will not be alloyed into the United Arab Emirate, UAE.
This was revealed by the Vice-President of terminal operations at the Dubai International Airport, Ali Angizeh.
Angizeh noted that the continuous influx of irregular-shaped bags could disrupt the advanced baggage systems that would soon be introduced, hence the reason for the ban.
However, in Nigerian parlance, this means that the popular ‘Ghana Must Go’ bags, becomes “non-compliant baggage” as soon as the law becomes effective on March 8.
“Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world,” Angizeh said.
“However, even the most technologically advanced systems can be disrupted by irregular shaped or oversized bags.
“Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams.
“These jams can shut down sections of our system, delay baggage delivery to the aircraft and inconvenience our customers.
“We are trying to get the message out there as much as possible. Passengers, who show up at the airport with non-compliant baggage, will also be given the option to have it re-packed in boxes for a fee”, he said.
He added that airports had notified airlines operating into Dubai of the imminent change and had updated its websites to create more awareness.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the DXB handled approximately 9.3 million bags in January this year.