How Changi Airport managed its first-ever terminal suspension

posted on 19th May 2020 by Eddie Saunders
How Changi Airport managed its first-ever terminal suspension

Air traffic around the world has slowed to an unprecedented pace due to the border restrictions triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for air travel is not likely to return to pre-Covid-19 levels in the near future. It is with this backdrop that terminal operations at Changi Airport have been consolidated, with operations at Terminal 2 (T2) being suspended on 1 May 2020.

This enables the terminal’s planned expansion works to be accelerated, with the expected completion date brought forward from the previous schedule of 2024.

While workers are not able to erect hoardings in T2 due to the circuit breaker measures in place in Singapore, parts of T2 were cordoned off, and non-essential lights dimmed, in preparation for the start of expansion works once circuit breaker is lifted.

Changi Journeys takes you behind-the-scenes for a look at what was done in preparation for Changi’s first-ever terminal suspension.