SINGAPORE - Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Wednesday that the Hong Kong flag carrier will operate at Changi Airport's newest terminal - Terminal 4 (T4) - when it opens in 2017.
Cathay Pacific is the first airline to confirm its move to T4.
With more than 130 weekly flights to and from Changi Airport, relocating to the new terminal will also provide Cathay Pacific with good room for future growth, said CAG in a press release. It said: "T4 is designed to handle 16 million passenger movements per annum, and will be able to support quick aircraft turnaround operations for both full-service and low-cost carriers."
Passengers of Cathay Pacific will also - for the first time at Changi Airport - enjoy fast and seamless travel initiatives that will be rolled out terminal-wide. A full and integrated suite of self-service options will be offered at key passenger touch points such as check-in, bag drop, immigration and boarding in T4. Departing passengers will enjoy faster processing via the automated channels, as well as greater autonomy of their time spent at the airport as their journey at T4 will no longer be limited by the operating hours of manual check-in counters.
Cathay Pacific's passengers can also look forward to a new and exclusive premium lounge on the second mezzanine level of the new terminal. At more than 800 sq m, it is larger than the full-service carrier's current lounge at Terminal 1, with views into the apron and runway, offering passengers in the lounge sightings of aircraft take-offs and landings.
Cathay Pacific is one of Changi Airport's first airline partners, having operated at Terminal 1 since the airport opened in 1981. Today, the carrier is among the top 10 largest airlines at Changi Airport in terms of passenger volume, with nine daily services to Hong Kong including one via Bangkok, and four weekly services to Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital.