Changi Airport Group (CAG) has begun operations at Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 (T4).
Construction of the new terminal, which occupies about 225,000m², was completed in December 2016.
Since October last year, operational readiness trials, training sessions and workshops have been conducted to train the airport staff for effective functioning of the new terminal.
Featuring new technology and operations concepts, T4 will provide an extensive roll-out of a suite of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives such as self-service process of check-in, bag-drop, departure immigration as well as automated boarding.
The terminal has been built to cater toChangi Airport’s growing traffic and will serve both full-service and low-cost carriers, with an estimated annual passenger movement capacity of 16 million.
CAG Airport Management executive vice-president Tan Lye Teck said: “We would like to extend our deep appreciation to our airline and airport partners and to the Changi community for their steadfast partnership in this journey.”
In addition, staff-centric amenities have been installed at the terminal to provide an improved working environment for the airport community.
The new facilities include ergonomically designed work stations, dumbwaiters at aircraft stands and staff lounges.
T4 is also equipped with a complete range of fire detection and protection measures, such as smoke control and exhaust systems, emergency communication systems and fire hydrants for the main terminal building and adjacent ancillary buildings.
Cathay Pacific will be the first to operate from T4, followed by Korean Air, Cebu Pacific Air, Spring Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, AirAsia, IndoAirAsia, Philippines AirAsia and Thai AirAsia.
In order to offer a smooth transition of flight operations, the nine airlines will shift their operations to Changi Airport’s T4 over a period of one week, starting today.
Once all the airlines have shifted their operations, approximately 3,000 staff from the airport community will work at the new terminal.