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Changi Airport To Stop Announcing Final Calls For Boarding
From Jan 1, there will no longer be final call announcements for passengers to head to their boarding gates. Airlines will also stop paging for specific passengers (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 242)
Jan 12, 2018 Style & Living
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Travellers at Singapore's Changi Airport, one of Southeast Asia's largest transportation hubs, will have to watch the clock if they do not want to miss their flights.

From Jan 1, there will no longer be final call announcements for passengers to head to their boarding gates. Airlines will also stop paging for specific passengers. Only essential announcements will be made including those related to emergencies, lost and found children and passports, flight delays, gate changes and belt changes.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that stopping certain announcements will help ensure that passengers and visitors pay attention when important announcements are made. It will also make Changi a more pleasant and quiet airport, with the number of announcements set to be halved with this new policy.

"With more flights and passengers, maintaining the present frequency of announcements will mean noisier terminals and more interruptions in time to come. One concern is that passengers may pay less attention to the announcements made over the public address system, crowding out the more critical announcements, " said CAG spokesman Ivan Tan. Currently, each terminal sees an average of one announcement made about every five minutes, he said. "It will impact all airlines operating out of Changi Airport and their passengers", he added.

Many other major international airport have started adopting this "silent airport" trend. For example in Hong Kong, there are now no final call or boarding announcements and name paging is done only for special reasons.

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extremely important


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a strong effect


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better or greater than usual


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