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Perth Airport installs sleep pods

Passengers at Perth Airport can catch up on a little sleep at the airport.

Australia’s fourth busiest airport is the first airport in Australia to trial sleeping pods in one of its terminals.

Eight sleeping pods have been installed in Terminal 1 in partnership with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep, as one of the new initiatives identified by Perth Airport to deliver new customer experience products.

The sleeping pods will be ideal for passengers who either arrive early or who have connecting flights with some time in-between.

The pods are like a business class flatbed. Hand luggage can be stored safely under the seat during use, and a moveable breathing shade offers a private, quiet place to rest. The chairs have USB and GPO plugs for laptops or phone charging in the pod.

Passengers will be able to book the sleeping pods from $12 an hour or take advantage of special rates for longer stays. They can be booked online or in person subject to availability.

For Passenger comfort- Pillows, blankets and suitcase storage solutions will also be available with pod stays.

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The pods are from Finnish company SleepGo and the installation in Perth means they have their pods in 15 international airports worldwide. Other major airports with the pods include:

Helsinki, Dubai, Tokyo Haneda, Hangzhou, Abu Dhabi and Bangalore.

Kevin Brown, Perth Airport CEO:

“As Australia’s Western Hub, passengers connect their flights in a variety of ways, many of those with a short stopover. These sleeping pods provide them and the broader travelling public with a place to relax in comfort.

“It’s part of our commitment to deliver an efficient and modern airport that provides the level of service and facilities that Western Australia deserves.”

N.B. Image credit: GoSleep

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