SINGAPORE Changi Airport is the world’s sixth busiest airport for international traffic. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 300 cities worldwide, it handles about 6,500 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.
The airport currently has three main terminals and construction of a new Terminal 4 (T4) is under way. Scheduled to open in 2017, the terminal will have capacity for 16 million annual passengers. The enhanced travel experience at T4 will encompass self-service initiatives for speedier check-in, bag tagging and bag drops, exciting retail and dining outlets, plus an expanded lounge for premium passengers.
Planning for Singapore’s air transport future also includes the expansion of Terminal 1. The new facility will offer passengers and visitors a wider range of travel-related services and facilities, exciting attractions, as well as attractive retail and lifestyle offerings. Construction for Project Jewel will begin this year and is slated for completion in 2018. An entirely new Changi project is also under development. Masterplanning for Changi East, which includes Terminal 5, has started and the mega-terminal will be able to handle 50 million passenger movements per annum. When Terminal 5 starts operations in the mid-2020s, Changi Airport will have five terminals with a combined capacity of 135 million passenger movements per annum.
The globally acclaimed Changi Experience ranges from the exciting [email protected] – the tallest indoor slide in an airport – to the Changi Aviation Gallery, featuring Changi Airport’s operations and history. The airport offers a rooftop swimming pool overlooking the runway, a fully equipped gym, and free foot massage machines to soothe travel-weary feet.
The airport offers a free movie theatre and LAN gaming and Xbox Kinect consoles, cosy music corners and TV lounges, and free Wi-Fi. Visitors can take a stroll through one of Changi’s five beautifully landscaped themed gardens, including the Cactus Garden at Terminal 1, the Enchanted Garden, Orchid Garden and Sunflower Garden at Terminal 2, and the Butterfly Garden featuring more than 1,000 butterflies at Terminal 3.
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