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New Singapore air terminal automates departures with face recognition – first in Asia to do so; check out images

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by July 26, 2017 General
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    Automation is important for the city-state as it faces a labour crunch across many of its industries. When a new terminal opens in 2017 at Singapore’s Changi Airport, the world’s best for five years straight according to a survey, passengers will be able to, in theory, go through check-in to boarding without speaking to another person. It is also key for Changi given it is the world’s sixth busiest for international traffic and is already operating close to total capacity, having last added a terminal almost a decade ago. (Reuters)

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    Changi will be using facial recognition technology to offer self-service options at check-in, bag drop, immigration and boarding at the new terminal T4. (Reuters)

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    Changi expects the automated process at the new terminal – which has been constructed for S$985 million ($723.57 million) – to yield manpower savings of about 20 percent in the longer term. T4 will increase the airport’s overall annual capacity by 16 million passengers to 82 million. (Reuters)

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    With a gross floor area of 225,000 square metres, equivalent to about 30 soccer pitches, T4 is half the size of Changi’s third terminal, but it will still be able to handle two-thirds the number of its passengers. (Reuters)

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    Changi was named the world’s best airport for a fifth consecutive time at this year’s World Airport Awards, which is based on a survey of air travellers and is independent of any airport control. (Reuters)

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