Changi’s new screening measures at T4

16 February 2016
This article originally appeared here.
The operators of Singapore’s Changi Airport have announced a new approach to security screening at the new Terminal 4, slated to open in 2017. Unlike Changi’s three existing terminals, T4 will institute centralised screening for outbound passengers. The move frees passengers to shop and dine before boarding and is a departure from the current system where travellers are screened at individual gatehold rooms.

However Changi has stressed this is not a compromise on security measures, as arriving and departing passengers will be segreggated “to mitigate any potential risks,” said Changi Airport Group's vice-president of aviation security Alan Tan to the Straits Times.

Alongside changes to security, the new terminal will also be adopting technology to speed up boarding, with a roll-out of self-service automated check-in, bag tagging, immigration clearance and boarding planned.

In June last year, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport made the switch to centralised security screening following an extensive renovation. The result, according to online sources, appears to be a smoother, more seamless process.