Changi Airport further improves its world-class facilities by switching to touch-free measures as it prepares for the “new normal” in the travel industry.
People using the facilities of the airport will be able to transact and enjoy its amenities contact-free. This is part of the country’s initial preparation for “mass traveling” in the coming months.
According to the Strait Times report, the airport will switch from fingerprint scanning to facial and iris recognition as its primary biometric finder for travelers at Changi Airport’s immigration clearance.
The said recognition machines were already operational since April at Terminals 1 and 3.
Travelers can also use automated machines to self-check-in and drop their baggage without touching the machine. Meanwhile, there are already trials on operating lifts without pushing any button.
Assuring both the safety of passengers and staff, the airport also installed acrylic screens at manual check-in counters.
In his remarks, Tan Lye Teck, Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) executive vice-president for airport management, assured passengers the airport will provide the highest standards of safety and hygiene while providing quality service.
“CAG will work with other aviation partners to instill a high sense of confidence among travelers going through Changi Airport when air travel eventually resumes,” he said.
Changi Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia. It is recognized the world’s best airport since 2013.