Monday, February 11, 2013

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4


Changi Airport Group (CAG), the operator of Singapore Changi Airport, has released its initial plans for the development of Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4) and its proposal to enhance the capacity of the airfield to provide for more aircraft parking stands.

In a media release titled "Infrastructure investments at Changi Airport to prepare for future growth", CAG stated that the upcoming Terminal 4 will serve both full service and low cost carriers:

"T4, with a planned capacity of 16 million passenger movements a year, will raise Changi Airport’s handling capacity to 82 million a year. It will ensure that, even as traffic grows, the passenger experience at Changi is not compromised. 
The new terminal, to be built on the old Budget Terminal site, will be a two-storey building with a height of 25 metres and a gross floor area of about 160,000 square metres.

To cater to the future needs of airlines as their business models evolve, T4 will be designed with the flexibility to meet the operational needs of both regional full service and low cost carriers. It will primarily handle narrow body aircraft and be designed to enable quick turnaround of flights. The airside transfer of passengers and baggage between T4 and the other terminals will also be provided for.

T4 will have a look, feel and ambience comparable to Terminals 1 and 2. Importantly, itwill offer what passengers wanted more of in the Budget Terminal – passenger-friendly facilities and attractive commercial offerings. To enhance passenger convenience, accessibility and experience, especially in adverse weather conditions, aerobridges will be available at T4’s boarding gates.

Road improvements will be made to ensure smooth traffic flow to and from the terminal. These will include a new road to funnel outgoing traffic directly from T4 onto the East Coast Parkway. A multi-storey car park with spaces for 1,200 vehicles will be constructed next to the terminal."


The estimated budget for the T4 building is about S$600 million with another S$680 million estimated for the construction of additional parking stands as well as supporting airfield infrastructure, security requirements, specialised airport systems, ancillary buildings, and road and drainage works. Construction of T4 will begin in 2013 with the terminal expected to be ready in 2017.

Map showing location of Terminal 4 and aircraft apron area to be developed
Source - CAG Media Release
Changi Airport airfield capacity will be increased


Concurrent with the development of T4, major airfield works will also be undertaken at Changi Airport to increase the number of aircraft parking stands to support the needs of all airlines operating at Changi.

A 38-hectare land plot south of Terminal 3, housing the airport nursery as well as a reservoir, will be converted into an aircraft parking area to house 17 narrow-body and nine wide-body aircraft stands. An overhead vehicular bridge across Airport Boulevard will be constructed to enable buses and other airside vehicles to move from T4 to these aircraft stands. Including new aircraft stands to be constructed at the T4 site, the number of parking stands at Changi Airport will be increased by 24% to more than 180.

With the additional built-up and paved surfaces, major drainage works will also be undertaken – including the construction of a new reservoir – to prevent flooding in the event of torrential rainfall.

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