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COVID-19: Changi Airport's Terminal 2 To Suspend Operations For 18 Months From May 1

In a bid to save costs, operations at Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 will be suspended for 18 months from 1 May 2020.

This move is made in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak that has hit the airline industry severely, as well as for Changi Airport, which has seen the number of passengers arriving at the airport fall by more than 90% since the outbreak.

“We will save on running costs — for the airport operator, retail tenants, airlines and ground handlers,” said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament today (April 6).

With the suspension of T2 operations, airlines will be reallocated across the remaining three terminals. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will consolidate its operations in Terminal 3.

Mr Khaw said that the suspension would allow speeding up of the current upgrading works at T2 and shorten the project time by up to one year.

Featured Image Credit: Changi Airport

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