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
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.