SINGAPORE - Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo unveiled plans for Changi Airport at a briefing on Friday afternoon. The future T5 will be linked to other airport terminals via underground tunnels so the expanded Changi Airport can be operated as a single, integrated airport with easy transfers between terminals, maximum convenience for passengers and efficient airfield operations.
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Here is the full statement from the Ministry of Transport:
More details on the expansion of Changi Airport, including the construction of a new mega-terminal and the implementation of a three-runway system, were announced by the Changi 2036 Steering Committee (SC) today.
Terminal 5 to handle 50 million passengers per annum
Minister of State for Finance and Transport Mrs Josephine Teo, Chairperson of the Changi 2036 SC, announced that Terminal 5 will be able to handle 50mppa initially. Based on current planning, it will be ready for operations in the mid-2020s.
Terminal 5 will be one of the largest terminals in the world. Two conceptual options for the layout of Terminal 5 have been developed with various considerations such as passenger convenience and airfield and terminal operations efficiency in mind.
Terminal 5 will be linked to the other terminals at Changi Airport.
This will allow the expanded Changi Airport to be operated as a single, integrated airport for ease of transfer between different terminals, maximum passenger convenience and airfield operational efficiency.
Mrs Teo said, "The Changi 2036 team was clear right from the start that our work is not only about airport expansion. It is also about a well-loved Singapore icon and how we keep Changi flying high. So we set our sights on creating a qualitatively better air hub."