Design-wise, the terminal aims to make experience for passengers more efficient, and—dare we say it?—even fun. Features include shorter walking distances for arriving and departing passengers that reduce the time it takes to get from the curb to the plane by 50%, pre- and post-security outdoor terraces adorned with plants, an abundance of greenery indoors, and art displays. Other significant elements include clean air technology and more efficient and faster baggage delivery because the baggage claim devices will be longer, and bags will need to travel less distance from the planes to passengers.
And that’s just for now. The airport is currently collaborating with Carnegie Mellon to test AI-enabled technologies such as self-driving cars, robots that clean, and autonomous baggage delivery.