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.
Singapore Changi Airport achieved its highest passenger traffic ever for the month of March when it registered 4.61 million passenger movements in March 2013, an increase of 7.7 per cent over the same month last year. Holiday makers travelling over the Good Friday long weekend and the weekend prior contributed to the traffic growth.
Laird Technologies, a leading global technology company, has announced its advanced, first-to-market, high-speed wireless antenna system has been deployed at the Singapore Changi Airport, the 15th busiest airport in the world. Laird’s CMD69273 Dual Port MIMO antenna system provides better wireless coverage for mobile data connections, and increases speed for faster mobile downloads for the more than 50 million passengers who travel through the airport each year.
Having been recognised as the World’s Leading Airport by the World Travel Awards, Singapore Changi Airport is not resting on its laurels. With a new terminal under construction, chief executive Lee Seow Hiang here sits down with Breaking Travel News to bring us up to date.
The unique Changi experience fills every passenger with joy, wonder and delight, thanks to its impeccable service, operational efficiencies and constant innovation. Transit travellers can look forward to a stress-free environment with much to see and do at each of the three terminals. With a wide array of facilities for relaxation, diverse entertainment choices, thematic gardens, complimentary internet access and free Singapore tours, the options are endless!
Singapore Changi Airport experienced its busiest month ever in December 2012 to cross the 50-million passenger movements mark for the first time in the airport’s 31-year history. Passenger traffic for the year totalled 51.2 million, increasing by ten per cent over the whole of 2011.
Ang Siew Min, assistant vice president of airport operations, Singapore Changi Airport at the World Travel Awards Asia, Australasia and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2012
Upgrade works at Changi Terminal 1, the oldest terminal at the airport, have been completed at an estimated cost of S$500 million. The project has given the terminal a fresh, rejuvenated look as well as improving passenger flows in key areas.
Singapore Changi Airport has rejuvenated its popular Free Singapore Tour programme. Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the new tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights.
Changi Airport Group and Narita International Airport Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to intensify collaboration between the two major air transportation hubs. The agreement was signed by Lee Seow Hiang, chief executive of Changi Airport and Kosaburo Morinaka, president of Narita, at the 7th Airports Council International Asia Pacific Regional Assembly held in Singapore last week.