Changi Airport, arguably the world’s number one, is opening its newest Terminal this year. Terminal 4, which is the size of 27 football fields, will cater not only to full-service airlines, but also to low cost carriers. Eight airlines will move in to the highly-automated Terminal, one of them being our own Cebu Pacific Air.
As the first Philippine carrier to board Changi’s newest terminal, Cebu Pacific passengers will be among the first to experience Terminal 4’s first class amenities and facilities. T4 comes packed with Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) systems, passengers will be able to check in and drop off their bags using an automated self-service booth. Meanwhile, the immigration clearance station and boarding gates are equipped with facial recognition technology — passengers’ identities will now be verified by matching their faces to their passport photos.
The two-story, 225,000-square meter facility also features a high-ceiling, column-free departure hall that’s sure to offer passengers an unobstructed view of the new terminal’s interiors, as emphasized by the flood of natural light through petal-shaped skylights. Passengers will also get a view of Runway 2 as they find their way to one of T4’s 21 boarding gates. In the arrival hall, travelers will be greeted by lots of natural light and lush greenery, including a facade containing more than 16,000 plants.
Over 80 retail and dining outlets will serve travelers when Terminal 4 begins its full operations. The new terminal will house a “Heritage Zone,” an area inspired by traditional Peranakan shop houses and culture. Among the shops will be a digital wall made up of a 10 by six-meter LED screen. It will transform into a theater and play Peranakan Love Story, a theatrical performance of a love story set in 1930s Singapore.
Are you ready to experience the new side of Changi airport? Cebu Pacific flies to Singapore three times a day from Manila, once a day from Clark and Cebu, and twice a week from Iloilo and Davao. If you can’t wait till it opens, you can experience T4 ahead through the open house from August 7 to 20, 2017.
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