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COVID-19: Changi Airport To Suspend Terminal 4 Operations From May 16

Last month, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan announced that Changi Airport will be suspending operations at its Terminal 2 for 18 months from May 1.

This move will help Changi Airport Group (CAG) to save on running costs during this time, as well as speed up the current upgrading works at Terminal 2.

Today (May 12), CAG announced the indefinite suspension of operations at Terminal 4 starting from May 16.

Airlines currently based in T4 will operate out of Terminals 1 or 3 instead.

Meanwhile, stores and restaurants housed in the terminal will close, and the shuttle bus service connecting to T3 will also be suspended.

CAG explained that this move is part of further efforts to consolidate their terminal operations in view of the decline in air traffic due to COVID-19. 

It added that there is currently a “very small number of flights still operating in the terminal”, and this suspension will help them save on running costs such as utilities and cleaning.

According to CAG, T4’s reopening is dependent on when air travel demand picks up and on the requirements of airlines seeking to relaunch flights at Changi Airport.

It said that it will continue to work closely with its airline and airport partners and stands ready to restart operations at T4 as soon as a sufficient number of flights return to the terminal.

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