Sleeping pods to be installed at Perth Airport

The GoSleep pods.
The GoSleep pods.

HAVING a quick sleep between flights at Perth Airport will become a lot easier with the installation of eight sleeping pods.

The pods have been installed in the T1 precinct in partnership with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep.

Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said the sleeping pods will be ideal for passengers who either arrive early or who have connecting flights with some time in-between.

“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,” Mr Brown said.

GoSleep Pod is a Finnish innovation and is a specially designed sleek chair similar to 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.

Travellers 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 at https://www.perthairport.com.au or in person subject to availability.