Changi Airport consolidates further, T4 to be temporarily suspended

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA

SINGAPORE – Changi Airport’s terminal operations will be consolidated further to optimise resources in tandem with the sharp decline in flight movements due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement today, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said the move will enable it and its airport partners to continue to save on running costs such as utilities and cleaning.

The airport operator said starting May 16, Terminal 4’s (T4) operations will be temporarily suspended and airlines currently based in T4 will operate out of Terminal 1 (T1) or Terminal 3 (T3) instead.

With this, the stores and restaurants in T4 will be closed and the shuttle bus service connecting to T3 will be suspended until operations in T4 resume, said the group.

“The timing of this will depend on when air travel demand picks up and on the requirements of airlines seeking to relaunch flights at Changi Airport,” it said.

On April 6, CAG announced that from May 1, 2020, operations at Terminal 2 (T2) will be suspended for 18 months with airlines to be relocated to the remaining terminals.

In April 2020, Changi Airport handled 25,200 passenger movements and 3,870 aircraft movements while airfreight throughput for the month stood at 96,500 tonnes.