3-Sep-2013 2:37 PM

Singapore Changi Airport to operate three runways and five terminals by mid-2020s

Singapore's Minister of State for Finance and Transport and Changi 2036 Steering Committee chairperson Josephine Teo stated (30-Aug-2013) Singapore Changi Airport terminal five is scheduled to be operational in the mid 2020s and have initial capacity for 50 million passengers p/a. The terminal will increase the airport's total capacity to 135 million passengers p/a and will be linked to the other terminals, allowing the airport to be operated as an integrated facility to maximise passenger convenience and operational efficiency. Land will be set aside for airfreight and MRO facilities to the north of the terminal. The airport also plans to connect terminal five to the city's mass rapid transit system, improve road infrastructure to provide convenient access to the facility and review the adequacy of bus services at the airport. The concept plan for the terminal is expected to be finalised in 1H2014. The airport also commenced planning and preparatory works to implement a three-runway system by around 2020. The project includes extension of the third runway, currently operated by the military, from 2750km to 4000km, construction of 40km of taxiways, establishment of a fire station and installation of navigation aids and lighting systems. [more - original PR]

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