Your next trip to Singapore could see you passing through checkpoints faster at the world’s best airport by next month.
Changi Airport will be celebrating the opening of its latest Terminal 4 on Oct 31, having automated check-in kiosks with facial-recognition software and tomography scanners, which let laptops to remain in bags during a security check.
Singapore is one of the Asian cities that is putting efforts in expanding the airport’s capacity as economic growth in the city increases travel demand. The Terminal 4 will increase the airport’s total space by almost a quarter from 66 million travellers. The city is constructing a fifth terminal that will double the current space, once it is built in the 2020s.
Korean Air Lines Co. will start its flights from Terminal 4 on Oct. 31 as well. Cebu Air Inc. and Spring Airlines Co. will start working there Nov. 2, and AirAsia Group and Vietnam Airlines on Nov. 7, Changi Airport said.
Air travellers chose Changi Airport as the world’s best for five consecutive years, according to a ranking by Skytrax. Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Seoul’s Incheon ranked second and third respectively.