Alstef Group has been awarded the outbound baggage system upgrade project at Mayotte Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport, an expansion of the baggage system Alstef installed back in 2013.

The airport is located in Dzaoudzi, which is on the southern tip of the island of Petite-Terre. “We have maintained our relationship with the airport since completing the new terminal baggage system nearly a decade ago and are delighted to be selected again for this upgrade project,” says Thibault Chambon, Alstef Group Sales Engineer.

The baggage system upgrade, which is part of a wider expansion of the airport, includes new check-in conveyors, a transfer line, an outbound screening conveyor system integrating a new Standard 3 x-ray screening machine, and an extended sortation carousel. The system will include functional baggage system improvements and expanded capacity as part of the overarching operational optimization enhancements by airport concessionaire EDEIS, planned to address the airport’s growth requirements.

Mayotte is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. The Mayotte archipelago is surrounded by a coral barrier reef with a lagoon and marine reserve that are popular diving destinations. Mayotte Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport is the only airport in Mayotte with scheduled services, mainly to destinations within Africa, metropolitan France, and La Réunion Island.

“EDEIS Aéroport Mayotte is pleased to work again with Alstef Group on this major project for the airport. This upgrade of our baggage system to European Union security standards will also increase capacity to meet territory needs for economic growth. We feel very confident about Alstef Group’s abilities to achieve this project thanks to their dedicated organization, attentiveness, and recognized experience” says Jean Chadoutaud, EDEIS Aéroport Mayotte Deputy Director.

The project will be phased to mitigate the impact on ongoing airport operations with the final phase due for completion by mid-2023.