Singapore Changi International Airport (Singapore)
Referred to simply as Changi Airport locally, Singapore Changi International Airport is Singapore’s main airport. It is a major hub in the southeast part of Asia. It is located some 17 km toward the northeastern part of the city of Changi. The airport is home to Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Air Asia, TigerAir, Scoot, ValuAir, Jetstar Asia Airways and Singapore Airlines Cargo. The airport serves over 100 airlines that operate about 6,000 flights every week, flights to over 250 destinations in 60 countries across the world. The airport used to be a very important stop-over point for Qantas in its operations between Europe and Australia.
The airport has three passenger terminals; T1, T2 and T3. Of the three, Terminal 1 is the oldest. The H-shaped terminal has floor area of 308,000 meters square, enough room to accommodate 21 million travelers annually. Located between Terminal 1 and the airport’s iconic control tower is a modern multi-use car park complex whose construction was completed in 2012.
Toward the south of the airport and adjacent to Terminal 1 is Terminal 2. It is from Terminal 2 where Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express and Royal Brunei Airlines operate. The Terminal is also used by Star Alliance airlines including Lufthansa and Etihad Airways. Construction of Terminal 3 in 2007 increased the airport’s passenger capacity by about 22 million passengers annually. All long-haul flights to and from Europe, East Asia, North America, South America and Oceania by Qatar, United Airlines, Jet Airways and China Eastern Airlines are at the terminal.