Singapore Changi airport will reopen the southern wing of Terminal 2 for departure operations on October 11.
Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to use the new check-in areas at T2, with flights to Malaysia and Thailand departing from October 11. All remaining SIA flights to the rest of South East Asian destinations will depart from T2 from October 13.
Air India and Air India Express will also move to T2 from October 18. The airport says that the “list of other airlines using T2 will be announced subsequently”.
Passengers will also be welcomed by a refreshed terminal, with a nature-inspired design and new features such as automated check-in kiosks and automated immigration clearance gates.
The southern wing of T2 will also offer various F&B and retail offerings, with a number of shops returning to their original store locations prior to the refurbishment of the terminal – these include Starbucks and SingPost.
T2’s transit hotel and pay-per-use lounge will also be open to departing and transit passengers, and eligible SIA customers will be able to use the SilverKris lounge in the terminal.
The relaunch of departure operations comes after the resumption of arrival operations at the terminal in May this year.
The terminal had been closed since May 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Changi has taken the opportunity to embark on an expansion project which will see T2’s capacity increase by five million to 28 million passenger movements per year when works are completed in 2024.
Tan Lye Teck, CAG’s executive vice president of Airport Management, said:
“With a refreshed design, upgraded systems and a high degree of automation across the passenger journey, T2 will enable Changi to serve our passengers better as we prepare for a busier year-end holiday peak. CAG will work closely with our airline and airport partners to welcome more passengers at T2.”