Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Changi Airport of Singapore has come up with a brand new, sophisticated terminal on Tuesday boasting of a fully automated check-in system comprising facial scanning and computerized baggage drop points.
However some passengers have been struggling with the unique technology.
Terminal 4 was constructed at a price of about US$723 million. And it would flaunt of an annual capacity of 16 million people. It actually aims to welcome an increase in passenger numbers via one of the leading travel hubs of Asia.
It is enhanced with new technology implying that passengers are likely to check in and board without the need to converse with the staff members of the airport.
On the initial day of operations over 100 passengers had arrived in the morning to take the inaugural service, a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong.
But not all the passengers were able to go through the self check-in machines compelling commuters to utilize counters manned by the airport staff members instead.
At the boarding gate many travellers also had trouble getting accustomed to the facial scanning technology and were redirecte d to manned counters.
Often voted as the best airport of the world is out of the hubs across the world rolling out fresh technology as the flight intensifies for long-haul travellers. Along with hubs including Dubai and Hong Kong. Singapore is struggling to lure a growing number of travellers on trips to places like Australia and Europe who might choose the routing of their journeys.