May 24 2022  |  Airlines & Airports

Changi Airport T2 partially reopens as traffic increases

By GTR Magazine Staff

Singapore Changi Airport’s expanded T2 will see a larger arrivals immigration hall with more automated lanes

Changi Airport Group has announced that operations in Terminal 2 will resume on 29 May 2022, the first phase of the terminal’s reopening as Changi Airport prepares to meet the expected increase in passenger traffic in the months ahead.

Closed for upgrading works since May 2020, T2’s phased reopening will augment Changi’s capacity. When completed by 2024, the expansion works will raise the terminal’s capacity by 5 million to 28 million passenger movements per year.

In this first phase of T2’s reopening, key touchpoints such as arrivals immigration, baggage claim belts and contact gates at the southern wing of the terminal will be ready.

T2 will host mainly peak-hour arrival flights of airlines operating in T3. A small number of T3 departure flights may use boarding gates at T2 although passengers on these flights will continue to check in and clear departure immigration at T3.

The expanded T2 will see a larger arrivals immigration hall with more automated lanes, which will serve Singaporeans and residents who have enrolled their iris and facial biometrics with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, as well as eligible foreign visitors who have done the same upon their arrival in Singapore.

As more passengers are enrolled, the number of automated immigration lanes will be increased.

Mr Tan Lye Teck, CAG’s Executive Vice President of Airport Management, said: “CAG is encouraged to see the strong pick-up in travel demand and has worked closely with our partners to bring forward the progressive reopening of T2 ahead of the June travel peak to meet this demand.

“The start of flight operations at T2 will provide more capacity to support our airline partners, who are also gearing up to serve more passengers in the months ahead. T2 will reopen in phases over the next two years to support Changi’s recovery as a regional air hub.”

REGION Asia

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