Families travelling through Sydney International Airport will need to keep a close eye on the boards. As of Monday 17 September, the airport has become a “quiet terminal”.
Only essential announcements such as emergency messages will be broadcast beyond gate areas.
“Passengers will now be able to relax without being interrupted by constant announcements,” Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert said in a statement.
“We’re always looking at how we can make the airport experience even more enjoyable for our passengers. This initiative leapt out as one that would make an immediate and material difference and would align us with the practices of the best airports globally.”
Airline staff will tell passengers their gate number at check-in. Sydney Airport will display up-to-date flight information won screens around the terminal. The airport says passengers can also ask the information counters for their flight-status or check the airport website, Facebook and Twitter.
Other international airports that have gone quiet include Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.