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     Changi Airport's Terminal 2 completes S$240m makeover

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Changi Airport Terminal Upgrading


Singapore Changi Airport¡¯s Terminal 2 was opened for operations in 1990.  The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) embarked on a $240 million upgrading of Terminal 2 in April 2003 to enhance Changi¡¯s position as an aviation hub in the region.  The upgrading will improve the terminal¡¯s design, make it more user friendly for airport users and businesses, and add capacity to the transit area.  Works to upgrade Changi Airport¡¯s Terminal 2 (T2) are now completed.

The upgraded T2 adopts a modern look with the clever use of lush greenery and glass to introduce more natural light into the 16-year-old terminal building. Key enhancements in the upgrading include:


¡ì         A new glass façade to allow more natural light into the Terminal.  This adds a bright and cheerful look to Terminal 2.

¡ì         A new glass canopy, 250-metre long, at the Departure kerbside to shield airport users from rain when they alight from their vehicles.

¡ì         Increase in number of gate entrances at the Departure Hall from 4 to 6.

¡ì         New skylight above Departure Immigration.


Interior ¨C Public Areas

¡ì         New finishes to the floor and ceiling of the check-in hall to compliment the lush landscaping, giving the hall a bright and cheerful look.

¡ì         Repositioning of the escalators leading to the level 3 food and beverage (F&B) facilities in the public area.  This allows the F&B facilities to be more prominent and accessible.

¡ì         More commercial space in the public areas for retail and F&B activities to maximise the commercial potential of the airport.


Interior ¨C Transit Areas

¡ì         Expansion of the Departure/ Transit Mall area by 2,800 square metres for retail, F&B, landscape, seating and event areas.  This increases Changi¡¯s capacity for handling transit and transfer passengers and at the same time cater to the varying needs of the passengers while they wait for their flights.

¡ì         Re-organisation of the existing retail and F&B outlets to allow for better passenger flow and to enable them to better find their way within the transit area.

¡ì         A more interesting retail and F&B mix to give passengers more shopping choices.

¡ì         Additional lifts for the elderly and physically challenged to get to the Arrival Immigration Hall.

¡ì         Modification of some aircraft parking gates to accommodate the new generation of large aircraft, the Airbus A380.

Commercial Activities

We have created additional space for 15 retail and 10 F&B outlets in Terminal 2, bringing the total number of outlets to 82 and 39 respectively as well as reorganised the layout to maximise the commercial potential of Changi Airport.

In the public area, we have introduced a new retail zone near the Changi Airport MRT station entrance in T2, featuring brands such as The Natural Source, Fossil Watch, Burger King, Starbucks, QB House and Swensen¡¯s.  Hungry passengers can now choose from a mouthwatering selection of new F&B offerings at the revamped Viewing Mall area on Level 3, with brands such as Sakae Sushi, Crystal Jade, The Soup Restaurant and a new food court called Food Park.

In the restricted area after immigration, the T2 upgrading has allowed us to upgrade our Liquor &Tabacco and Perfume & Cosmetics shops, and to also introduce new luxury fashionwear boutiques such as Ferragamo, Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Hermes and Bvlgari, just to name a few. We have also added a new suite of F&B outlets called Tastes of Changi at Level 3 of the transit area, which includes brands such as Chen Fuji Fried Rice, Genki Sushi, Burger King, Subway and Kaveri, an Indian Vegetarian restaurant.


New Facilities

Several new facilities and services for passengers have also been introduced. These include:

  • Skyplex Entertainment Lounge ¨C free 24-hour television lounge with plasma and LCD screens showcasing a variety of cable television programmes ranging from sports and entertainment to breaking news stories.


  • I-Connect ¨C free 24-hour IT and game zone that offers passengers Internet terminals with audio and video chat capabilities, laptop access area with free internet connection ports and Game Zone with Microsoft Xbox gaming consoles.


  • New ¡®lifestyle¡¯ toilets have been introduced as part of the T2 upgrading. Passengers entering the toilets will be greeted by natural lightings with a clear view of the airport¡¯s runway.


  • A dedicated Events area for staged activities


  •  Relocation of health & fitness lifestyle lounge (Plaza Premium Lounge). The relocated lounge is much bigger (from approx 2900 square ft to approx 7000 square ft)


  •  More rest & relax areas with the extended transit lounge


  •  A new foot reflexology spa in T2 called ¡°My Foot¡±, which provides tired passengers with soothing foot massages or relaxing neck and shoulder rubs.

Source: Media Release 13 Sep 2006