Changi Airport Group has announced plans to develop a fourth terminal, enhancing airfield capacity and providing more aircraft parking stands, at a cost of over US$1.3 billion.
The new facility – to rise on the old Budget Terminal site closed since last year (see here) – is designed to handle 16 million passengers when launched in 2017, bringing the total capacity of Singapore's main airport to 82 million a year. Planned expansion of the existing Terminal 1 will increase this by another three million.
T4 will cater to both full service and low-cost carriers, and feature 17 additional narrow-body and nine new wide-body aircraft stands. These expand the total aircraft parking stands at Changi Airport by 24 per cent, to over 180.
The two-storey building will be 25 metres high and have a gross floor area of about 160,000 sqm.
The new T4 will follow a similar style to the others at Changi (see here and here), but feature a heavier focus on self check-in, self bag-tagging and self bag-drops. The baggage sorting system will be upgraded with the latest technology and be fully automated. A multi-storey car park, to be constructed next door, is expected to house 1,200 vehicles.
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