Asia’s hub airports have historically taken the lead when it comes to offering travellers more than just a waiting room and a food court to pass the time.
Singapore Changi Airport’s helter skelter slides, Balinese-themed rooftop pool, open-air gardens, gaming and movie theatres and Seoul Incheon Airport’s in-house casino, ice rink and free hands-on arts and crafts sessions are a few examples.
And now Hong Kong airport is taking the competition up a notch, by announcing that it will add an IMAX cinema by mid-year – a world first for an airport, it adds.
The Hong Kong cinema chain, UA Cinemas will open the theatre in the landside area of Terminal 2, which will seat over 300 people and show 2D and 3D films on its single screen from 11am until 9pm daily.
A spokesperson for the airport said that the cinema won’t be free, but hasn’t yet confirmed how much tickets will cost.
Not just movies
For passengers transferring at the busy hub on ultra long-haul flights, sitting still indoors may not suit everyone.
Passengers wanting a breath of fresh air and to stretch their legs can practice their golf swing at the airport’s own 9-hole golf course, beside Terminal 2.
With Asia’s airports offering more and more activities for passengers inside their terminals, we wonder which will be crowned Skytrax’s world’s best airport later this year?