- Title: Self check-ins, air mists feature in Singapore's new airport terminal
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: PASSPORT BEING SCANNED LUGGAGE TAG BEING PRINTED LUGGAGE TAG BEING PUT ON LUGGAGE DEMONSTRATION IN PROGRESS VARIOUS OF IMMIGRATION SELF-CLEARING CHECK POINTS VARIOUS OF KINETIC SCULPTURES DECORATION MOVING SEATED JOURNALISTS WATCHING THE DIGITAL DISPLAY WALL IN THE HAND LUGGAGE SECURITY SCREENING AREA VARIOUS OF DIGITAL PRESENTATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) T4 PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICE, VICE PRESIDENT POH LI SAN, SAYING: "I'd say Terminal 4 is really a flagship terminal for innovation. In many different ways, we are leveraging the latest technology and innovative ideas to improve the whole operations efficiency as well as manpower productivity in the terminal. And at the same time, we are able to serve our passengers better with more seamless and faster travel experience through the terminal." INTERIOR OF DEPARTURE LOUNGE CHAIRS WITH CHARGING POINTS DEPARTURE LOUNGE WITH SINGAPORE HERITAGE THEME VARIOUS OF DIGITAL DISPLAY JOURNALISTS WATCHING WOMAN TAKING VIDEO WITH PHONE DIGITAL DISPLAY VARIOUS OF AIR MIST EMITTED BEHIND TREES VARIOUS OF A SINGAPORE AIRLINES A380 PLANE TAKING OFF (SOUNDBITE) (English) T4 PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICE, VICE PRESIDENT POH LI SAN, SAYING: "When Terminal Four opens, we are able to serve a 16 million passengers per annum. Now, that is actually quite significant in terms of the overall addition to the Changi Airport's terminal capacity, bringing the total from the current 65 million passengers per annum to a total of 82 million passengers per annum. We'll be expecting some 8 million passengers coming through Terminal 4 when we open our doors for operations. And that is about 800 flights a week or about 40,000 flights per year." PLANE TAKING OFF
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 11:39
- Keywords: Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 self check-in
- Location: SINGAPORE
- City: SINGAPORE
- Country: Singapore
- Topics: Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA0036R7SZ9P
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- Story Text: When Singapore's newest airport terminal opens this year a passenger could, in theory, check themselves in and board their plane without speaking to another human being.
The terminal, constructed at a cost of S$985 million ($723.57 million), will increase Changi Airport's annual capacity by 16 million passengers to 82 million. A hub for Southeast Asia, Changi is currently the world's sixth busiest for international traffic, and it is nearing capacity, having last added a terminal almost a decade ago.
By using facial recognition technology, Singapore's T4 will offer self-service options at each stage of departure - check-in, bag drop, immigration and boarding. Nine airlines will start operating at T4, serving an estimated 8 million passengers per year. Changi expects the automated departure process to yield manpower savings of about 20 percent in the longer term.
Singapore is already preparing for its fifth terminal, which is expected to be ready in about a decade and will be capable of handling 50 million passengers per annum in its initial phase.
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