How Singapore’s Changi Airport is Ushering in the Next Generation of Travel

Singapore's Changi Airport
Singapore's Changi Airport. Photo by Darren Nunis on Unsplash

While Singapore is a highly developed, organized country, its airport is no different. Over the past few years, the Singapore Changi Airport has undergone major changes, introducing new technological innovations that have revolutionized the way we travel. Here is what you can look forward to if you’re due to stop at the Singapore Changi Airport during your next vacation.

Automation in Full Force

Upon arriving at the airport, you’ll notice that the check-in process is effortlessly easy. This is because you’ll check in using an automated kiosk. Not only will you be able to check in without human interaction, but the check-in screen’s infrared proximity sensors will detect what options you select without having to physically touch the screen in front of you, thereby ensuring better hygiene.

Capturing Your Biometrics

Once you enter the customs hall, your face and eyes will be scanned by the biometrics system present in the automatic clearing lanes. This means you’ll enjoy an entirely contactless experience. What’s more, even the restrooms are contactless, with touch-free flushing as well as soap and water dispensers.

Squeaky Clean

As you proceed from the check-in counters to the customs clearance area, you’ll notice robots spraying the floor behind you. This is because they are automated cleaning robots that mist the floors after their regular cleaning routine is completed. What’s more, the airport is using ultraviolet-C light technology to clean handrails, while its elevators come with no-touch buttons.