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Changi Airport plans fifth terminal


9/3/2013

Published on Sep 3, 2013

Singapore’s Changi Airport has announced plans to build a fifth terminal by mid 2020, capable of handling up to 50 million passengers a year, it has been reported.

The mega terminal, which would be bigger than both terminal two and three combined, would be built at Changi East, would dramatically increase the airport’s capacity which currently sits at around 66 million passengers a year.

In a report by the Straits Times, Singapore minister for transport Josephine Teo unveiled the plans, highlighting underground transport links to the current terminals and a building strategy going forward.

The airport, which currently has three terminals, will have a fourth built by 2020 – and a third runway – and be capable of handling up to 85 million passengers across the entire hub. Terminal five will take the airport’s entire capacity up to 135 million.

The project will include improvements to the road network and be connected to Singapore’s MRT.

The news has been positive for Changi Airport of late. In August it announced its Julypassenger figures were up 4% and earlier we reported on a dramatic expansion which was due at its terminal one.

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