Singapore Changi (SIN) Airport
Singapore Changi SIN Airport Overview
Recently Changi added six more 'Best Airport' awards, including 'Best International Airport' and 'Best Airport in the World' awards (including in 2013). It may be noted that Changi Airport pays tribute once a year to its front-line personnel, support & maintenance staff for their excellent service and their outstanding contributions.
SIN Airport - covering an area of 13 square km - is located on the eastern tip of the main island at Changi (much of which consists of reclaimed land), and is 17 km northeast of Changi's commercial center.
Serving an estimated 51 million passengers per year, Singapore Changi Airport is hub to Singapore Airlines,Jetstar, Silkair, Asia Airways, Tiger Airways & Valuair and secondary hub to Qantas, and is served by a myriad of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
All nine Asian neighbor countries are now served by Changi Airport. Its top five routes include Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bankgkok & Manila. Changi Airport is also a key stopover for flights from Europe to Australia.
Transfer passengers of Tiger Airways and its affiliates are offered easy transfers, with no need for travel visa, immigration clearance or retrieval & re-check-in of their bags.
Changi Airport has five terminals - T1, T2, T3 & the JetQuay CIP Terminal.
1. The 9-story Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel, linked to Terminal 3 by a covered walkway, with the large Crowne Plaza Club Lounge and conference facilities;
2. Transit hotels for hourly & overnight stays are inside of Terminals 1, 2 & 3 (in T1, at level 3, Transit Mall East; in T2, level 3, Transit Mall South; and in T3, Mezzanine level 3 at Transit Mall North). For Terminal 1 call (65 6542) 5538, for T2 call 8122 & for T3 call 9788) - Transit Hotels are intended for a short rest between flights and to freshen up - no need to clear Immigration.
Present and future Airport developments:
1. Construction on the new 2-level Terminal 4 (on the site of the former Budget Terminal) is to accommodate 16M passengers a year, and is to serve regional full-service & low-cost airlinens; it is intended primarily for narrow-body aircraft for quick turnaround flights. An overhead bridge will span across the Concourse transporting passengers to aircraft stands. Transfer passengers and their bags will transfer in the secured area to the other terminals. T4 is to have the same look & ambience as T1 & T2. All boarding gates will be accessible via airbridges. The 160,000 sq.meter new terminal will have a centralized departure & immigration control, self-tagging & self-bag drops, & a fully automated baggage sorting system.
2. T4 will also get its own multi-storey carpark.
3. Other improvements will include (a) increasing the airfield capacity for more aircraft parking stands; (b) make road improvements, including a new road funneling taffic from T4 directly to East Coast Parkway.
Completion is scheduled for 2017, while construction of a third runway on reclaimed land is scheduled for 2020.