Changi Airport Group (CAG) will reopen the southern wing of Terminal 2 (T2) for departure operations on 11 Oct 2022, following the resumption of arrival operations at the terminal in May this year.
The commencement of departure operations at T2 will add to Changi’s capacity and spread passenger operations more evenly across the airport’s terminals as travel demand continues to grow in the lead-up to the year-end travel peak.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be the first airline to use the new check-in rows at T2. From October 11, SIA flights to Malaysia and Thailand will depart from T2. All other SIA flights to South East Asian destinations will depart from T2 from October 13.SIA flights arriving in Changi will continue to be assigned gates at Terminals 1, 2 or 3.
Two other airlines – Air India (AI) and Air India Express (IX) – will also move to T2 to start operations on October 18. The list of other airlines using T2 will be announced in due course.
Refreshed design features in Terminal 2
The terminal’s contemporary design concept is inspired by elements of nature. For instance, the extensive use of natural materials for wall cladding and flooring, coupled with giant green columns displaying a unique plant palette, is intended to give airport users a sense of calm and relaxation.
T2 has also been designed to enhance the check-in and wayfinding experience for passengers. Automated check-in kiosks will be available for passengers who prefer to self-serve, before dropping off their luggage at the baggage check-in counters and heading to the terminal’s automated immigration clearance gates.
The southern wing of T2 will offer various F&B and retail offerings in the public and transit areas. A number of familiar shops and services will return to their pre-upgrade locations, among them Starbucks and SingPost. T2’s transit hotel and pay-per-use lounge will be open to departing and transit passengers. Eligible Singapore Airlines customers may use the SilverKris Lounge at T2.
In the coming weeks, CAG will conduct further operational readiness trials with airline and airport partners.
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