Singapore’s Changi Airport is set to reopen Terminal 4 (T4) in September, following an increase in travel demand.

The move was announced by Changi Airport Group (CAG), the airport’s operator.

CAG closed T4 in May 2020 after passenger numbers plummeted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The airport will also resume departure operations in the southern wing of Terminal 2 (T2) in October. Last month, the terminal started handling arrival operations.

Meanwhile, expansion and rehabilitation work in the T2 northern wing will continue.

CAG CEO Lee Seow Hiang said: “The fast rebound in travel demand has given us great encouragement to prepare Changi Airport for the full recovery of passenger volume back to pre-Covid-19 levels.

“The additional capacity offered by T4 and T2 will put Changi Airport in a good position to capture this recovery and support the business and operational needs of airlines.

“To support the travel recovery, our airport partners have been actively recruiting more manpower to fill various positions in the airport, from frontline staff to airside workers. At the same time, we are accelerating efforts to secure more tenants for the two terminals, to better serve our passengers.”

Changi Airport has recorded an increase in passenger traffic following the relaxing of travel protocols on 1 April.

In the first week of June, passenger numbers reached 48% of pre-Covid-19 levels.

The reopened T4 will handle both departure and arrival flights. CAG has already started to reach out to airlines, airport partners and potential tenants to prepare for the reopening.