31 Oct '17, 10pm

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points, but some passengers struggled with the new technology. Terminal 4, built at a cost of S$985 million (U.S.$723 million), will have an annual capacity of 16 million people and is aimed at coping with an expected increase in passenger numbers through one of Asia's top travel hubs. It is packed with new technology, meaning passengers should in theory be able to check in and board without having to talk to airport staff. On its first day of operations, more than 100 passengers arrived in the morning to take the inaugural service out, a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong. But not everyone managed to get to grips with the self check-in machines, forcing travellers to use counters manned by airport staff instead. "...

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