SIA expands Changi operations

Singapore Airlines will be extending its operations at Changi Airport to the new Terminal 3, in addition to Terminal 2, from 9 January 2008.The airline’s long-haul flights will depart from Terminal 3 while short-haul and regional flights will operate out of Terminal 2. The terminals for arriving flights will be confirmed about two hours before the actual time of arrival.

The 380,000 square metres Terminal 3, located directly opposite Terminal 2, is a 7-storey building with three basements and four above ground levels. The Sin$1.75 billion terminal will add an additional capacity of 22 million passengers per year to Changi Airport, bringing the airport’s total annual handling capability to about 70 million passengers. Terminal 3 will feature innovative breakthroughs such as a unique roof designed to let natural light into the building while keeping out the tropical heat. There will also be a ‘Green Wall’ which is a 300-metre span of creeper plants interspersed with four cascading waterfalls.

“Singapore Airlines’ extended operations at the Changi hub will support our existing network, and also facilitate future growth and expansion,” said Singapore Airlines’ Executive Senior Vice President (Operations & Services), Lt-Gen (Ret) Bey Soo Khiang. “The brand new Terminal 3 gives us the opportunity to deliver a superior all-round experience to our customers in a sophisticated international hub terminal with modern facilities.”

Singapore Airlines’ customers departing from Changi Airport will check-in at Terminal 2 or 3 for their flights, depending on their destination. Flights may arrive at either Terminal 2 or 3, and information will be available on the arrival terminal at least 2 hours prior to the estimated arrival time.