Singapore’s Changi Airport will reopen two terminals that were closed during the pandemic following an increase in passenger traffic, the company announced on Friday.
One of Asia's largest transport hubs, Changi’s Terminal 4 will reopen in September to handle both departure and arrival flights, while departure operations in the southern wing of Terminal 2 will resume in October. This follows the resumption of arrival operations on 29 May 2022.
The airport is currently in talks with airlines and airport partners and said that, following an uptick in passenger traffic, airlines have requested to launch more flights for the northern winter season.
In the first week of June passenger traffic at Changi Airport reached 48 per cent of 2019 levels and CEO Lee Seow Hiang said he now is preparing to dial-up operations to pre-pandemic capacity.
“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,” he said.
Prior to the pandemic Changi Airport saw some 70 million passengers walk through its doors annually. Airlines previously operating at T4 are expected to return upon its reopening.