Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

A passenger scans her thumb on an automated immigration gate at the newly-opened Changi International Airport's Terminal 4 in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Singapore's newly-opened automated Changi International airport Terminal 4 began full operations on October 31. The cutting edge terminal, which is half the size of Terminal 3 at 225,000 square meters, makes it Changi Airport's smallest terminal. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal on Oct 31 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 SGD985mil (RM3.06bil), 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. 

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