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Changi Airport: Terminal 2 prepares to handle more passengers as Budget Terminal closes in Sep-2012

30-Aug-2012 4:15 PM

Singapore Changi Airport Group (CAG) stated (30-Aug-2012) with the closure of the Budget Terminal (BT) on 25-Sep-2012, airlines currently operating at the terminal – Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Firefly, Mandala Airlines, South East Asian Airlines and Tiger Airways – will move their operations to Terminal 2 on that day. Passenger facilities at Terminal 2 are undergoing upgrading works in preparation for the increased traffic at the terminal. As part of this, the departure and arrival Immigration areas are currently being upgraded to increase the number of automated immigration gantries. In addition, the taxi waiting area in the Arrival Hall will be expanded and additional taxi bays will also be constructed. The move of the six BT airlines to Terminal 2 will see the addition of around 790 weekly services. In terms of passenger movements, Terminal 2 and BT managed about 13 million and 5 million respectively in the past year. Terminal 2 can handle up to 23 million passenger movements p/a and managed 21.6 million passenger movements in 2007, just before the opening of Terminal 3 in Jan-2008. [more - original PR]