That sinking feeling when you've arrived at an airport and realise your phone is about to die is fast becoming a memory. Airports are increasingly equipping themselves with state-of-the-art facilities from wifi to phone-charging stations that enable passengers to recharge their batteries for free. The upside about these phone charging kiosks is they do away with having to carry an adaptor as they provide chargers for all major brands – BlackBerry, Apple, HTC, LG, Motorola and Nokia. Here are a few of the airports within the region offering this service:
CHANGI AIRPORT, SINGAPORE
This service can be found across all three terminals and the Budget Terminal at Changi Airport in prime locations. One station is located at T3, level 2, departure/transit north and another can be found at T2, level 2, departure/transit south.
How many? 10
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DUBAI
LG has set up multipurpose stalls across the Dubai Airport Emirates Terminal 3. These bright pink stations can be found on Concourse 2
How many? 68
INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NEW DELHI
Located mainly in the new Terminal 3, these charging stations are installed in the security hold area, food courts and by most of the boarding gates of both the international and domestic departure areas.
How many? Roughly, there are more than 100 stations throughout the airport, with many located next to almost every departure gate.
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, HONG KONG:
Unlike the other airports, the phone-charging service is located only at Hong Kong Airport Express station. Alternatively, in Terminal 1, level 7, the packing service counter of Worldwide Flight Services offers paid charging services.
How many? 1
TAOYUAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TAIPEI
These are located in the arrival and departure areas of Terminal 2. Within the departure areas, the stations can be found near gates A6, B4 and C5.
How many? 4
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