Revamped T1 to be unveiled at Changi airport
Published on Jul 13, 2012
Renovation work as been completed at Terminal 1 of Singapore's Changi airport, and will unveil the new facilities on 18 July. Started in May 2008, the SG$500 million (U $394m) upgrade to Changi's oldest terminal has included refurbishments to the terminal’s interior design, as well as work to improve passenger flow at the Departure Check-in Hall, Departure Transit Mall and Arrival Hall. About 22,000m2 of floor space has also been added to the building, bringing T1's total area to about 308,000m2. A highlight of revamp will be the addition of the world’s largest kinetic art sculpture in the Departure Check-in Hall. The upgrade will boost T1’s handling capacity by 14% to 24 million passengers per year.
“Terminal 1 holds a special place in the hearts of many Singaporeans given its long history. We are pleased to have retained its heritage while preparing it for the future. With a contemporary ambience and improved facilities, passengers and visitors will continue to have a world class airport experience in T1," said Lee Seow Hiang, CAG's CEO. Following the T1 revamp, CAG will embark on the development of a brand new Terminal 4 later this year. This will replace Changi's existing budget terminal, which will close on 25 September 2012. The new T4 is expected to open in 2017.
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