Norwegian will launch a new route from London Gatwick to Singapore this winter as the airline’s growing low-cost long-haul UK network expands into Asia for the first time. From September, Norwegian will operate four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter, from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport.
Airports Council International has announced statistics for 2016, revealing traffic at the world’s 20 busiest air passenger hubs grew 4.7 per cent in 2016. The top spot for the world’s busiest airport is unchanged, with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson holding on and boasting over 104 million passengers.
Michael Lee, assistant vice president, airport operations, Changi Airport, Singapore, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the secrets of the airport’s success.
A consortium comprising Basic Element, one of Russia’s diversified industrial groups, Russian Direct Investment Fund and Changi Airports International has acquired Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airport. Upon regulatory and corporate approvals, the consortium will own 100 per cent of JSC Terminal Vladivostok which owns and operates the airport terminal building, and 52.16 per cent of JSC International Airport Vladivostok which holds the airport license.
Audrey Lee, senior vice president, economic affairs, Changi Airport, about the destination’s victory at the World Travel Awards.
United Airlines will introduce daily non-stop flights between its San Francisco International Airport hub and Singapore’s Changi Airport, from June 1st, 2016, subject to government approval. United will be the first airline to offer nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore, and this will be the only non-stop service to the US from Singapore.
Ahead of the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015, where Changi Airport is nominated for the title of Asia’s Leading Airport, Breaking Travel News here sits down with Kelvin Ng, assistant vice president, corporate and marketing communications to discuss the latest news coming out of Singapore’s premier gateway.
Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launched an independent lounge in Singapore today. Located at the Departure Transit Hall of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1, the elegant and contemporary lounge spans over 7,000-square feet, providing over 140 comfortable seats, including the lounge’s signature Honeycomb seating. Featuring spectacular airport runway scenery, guests are invited to unwind in front of the panoramic view of one of the busiest airports in the world.
TripAdvisor has launched dedicated airport pages, enabling travellers around the world to get information about what to do, where to eat and where to stay at 200 major airports around the world. When travellers search for an airport on TripAdvisor, they will be directed to a dedicated airport page with reviews, ratings and other information about hotels nearby as well as restaurants and attractions in both public and transit areas.
A consortium led by Changi Airports International has been announced as the winner of the tender to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East. The consortium also includes Basic Element, one of Russia’s diversified industrial groups, and Russian Direct Investment Fund. Changi Airports International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the world’s leading airport operator Changi Airport Group.
Singapore Changi Airport, recognised as the World’s Leading Airport by the World Travel Awards, managed 54.1 million passenger movements in 2014, the most in its 33-year history. This was a 0.7% increase compared to the whole of 2013. Cargo volumes were stable at 1.84 million tonnes while flight movements dipped 0.7% to 341,390 for the year.
Singapore’s Changi Airport has equipped more than 450 check-in counters and 111 boarding gates with SITA AirportConnect Open. Under the new system, airlines across three terminals at Changi Airport have migrated to this new platform, which supports both agent-assisted and self-service passenger processing.