Singapore to double Changi airport capacity

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Changi T3Singapore plans to almost double the capacity of its airport over the next decade with two terminals in expectation of rapidly growing traveler numbers, Bloomberg reported.

Changi airport, Asia’s second-busiest for international travel, is expected to handle about 5 per cent more passengers each year through the next decade, Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said. A fourth terminal, which will be built by 2017 at a cost of $1 billion, will handle 16 million passengers annually. A fifth will be added in the middle of the next decade to handle 50 million travelers, he said, and could increase to 75 million.

From Vietnam to Indonesia, more than a dozen budget airlines have started across Southeast Asia in the past decade. Economic growth in the region, with a population that’s two times bigger than the US, boosted demand for air travel.

The airport will also lengthen an existing runway currently operated by the air force for commercial use, adding to the existing two landing strips. Changi handled 48.6 million visitors in the first 11 months of last year.

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Singapore plans to almost double the capacity of its airport over the next decade with two terminals in expectation of rapidly growing traveler numbers, Bloomberg reported.

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Changi T3Singapore plans to almost double the capacity of its airport over the next decade with two terminals in expectation of rapidly growing traveler numbers, Bloomberg reported.

Changi airport, Asia’s second-busiest for international travel, is expected to handle about 5 per cent more passengers each year through the next decade, Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said. A fourth terminal, which will be built by 2017 at a cost of $1 billion, will handle 16 million passengers annually. A fifth will be added in the middle of the next decade to handle 50 million travelers, he said, and could increase to 75 million.

From Vietnam to Indonesia, more than a dozen budget airlines have started across Southeast Asia in the past decade. Economic growth in the region, with a population that’s two times bigger than the US, boosted demand for air travel.

The airport will also lengthen an existing runway currently operated by the air force for commercial use, adding to the existing two landing strips. Changi handled 48.6 million visitors in the first 11 months of last year.

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