Why travelling across APAC is easier than ever before

M&C Asia rounds up the latest developments at a selection of APAC airports.

Hong Kong Airport's new Sky Bridge connects Terminal 1 and T1 Satellite Concourse.
Hong Kong Airport's new Sky Bridge connects Terminal 1 and T1 Satellite Concourse.

With Covid restrictions eased across many destinations across APAC and the number of people travelling on the rise, the region's airports are bustling once again. Check out these latest developments that could help save valuable time and ease stress levels when travelling within the APAC region.

New Sky Bridge opens at Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong Airport opened Sky Bridge this month, a 200m-long and 28m-high footbridge equipped with escalators and an automated walkway, enabling travellers to conveniently travel between Terminal 1 and T1 Satellite Concourse. Sky Bridge offers panoramic views across the airport and an observation deck, catering outlet and shop will open in the near future.

Sydney Airport boasts new area for arrivals

Sydney Airport is developing a new area for international arrivals, with the emphasis on sustainability. Due to open later this year, the scope of work includes a reoriented outdoor design featuring 10,000sqm of new paving, more green space with elevated gardens, and over 60 species of plants, as well as new seating, improved signage and a contemporary café

Chang Airport unveils makeover for T2 departure hall

Changi Airport Group unveiled a revamped Terminal 2 departure hall in Singapore last month, with automated check-in kiosks for passengers who prefer self-service, and check-in rows that are spaced wider apart. The baggage handling system for the terminal has also been upgraded to improve energy efficiency and productivity.

The terminal’s redesign is also focused on inspiring feelings of wellness, with natural materials used for wall cladding and flooring and giant green columns displaying a unique plant palette greeting passengers as they enter the terminal. Landscaped greenery also adorns the check-in rows.

Butterfly Effect for Malaysia Airports' new app

Malaysia Airports, which manages 39 airports across the country, recently revamped its MYairports app, offering a series of new tools, including EZPaz, a facial recognition-based token registration that enables passengers to register from the comfort of their homes and seamlessly pass-through pre-security gates at the airport.

The app also offers a feature called ‘The Butterfly Effect’, a registration service with special assistance for persons with hidden disabilities such as autism. App users can also track multiple flights and receive flight notifications and scroll through a list of shops, dining and airport services.