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World’s Best Airport Plans Quicker Check-ins With New Terminal

  • Changi’s Terminal 4 scheduled to start operating Oct. 31
  • Singapore among Asian cities upgrading air hubs to meet demand
An automated immigration clearance at the Changi Airport Terminal 4 in Singapore in July 2017.

An automated immigration clearance at the Changi Airport Terminal 4 in Singapore in July 2017.

Photographer: Nicky Loh/Bloomberg

Your next business trip to Singapore could see you breezing even more quickly through checkpoints at the world’s best airport as early as next month.

Changi Airport will start operating its newest Terminal 4 on Oct. 31, featuring automated check-in kiosks with facial-recognition software and the use of tomography scanners, which allow laptops to remain in bags during security screening. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.’s CX659 is scheduled to be the first flight to arrive at 5:40 a.m. local time, the airport said in a statement Wednesday.