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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #161
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Singapore Signs Open Skies Pacts with Romania and Zambia
28 Nov 2008

Agreements allow passenger and cargo airlines to operate unlimited flights on any aircraft type

Singapore has concluded two separate Open Skies Agreements (OSAs) with Romania and Zambia to allow full flexibility on air services.

The OSA between Singapore and Romania allows Singapore carriers to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights between Singapore and points in Romania, as well as beyond Romania to any other city in the world. Likewise, Romania carriers may operate any number of flights to and beyond Singapore. With this, Singapore has sealed OSAs with 16 countries in the European Union.

The Singapore-Zambia OSA similarly allows both passenger and cargo carriers of Singapore and Zambia to operate any number of flights between and beyond both countries to any other city worldwide. This is Singapore's first OSA with an African country.

Both open skies pacts were inked during the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 24-27 November 2008. The inaugural event was part of ICAO's effort to implement a "one-stop shop" platform to improve the efficiency of the bilateral negotiation process through a central meeting place where countries can conduct several bilateral air services consultations with one another.

"ICAO's efforts have provided a convenient platform to facilitate countries like Singapore in pursuing for the liberalisation of air services.", said Mr Lim Kim Choon, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. He added that, "Such agreements would provide carriers of the respective countries with the full flexibility to respond quickly to market opportunities, as and when they arise. The successful conclusion of the two agreements is also a clear reflection of the warm bilateral ties that Singapore enjoys with Zambia and Romania, as well as our respective countries' firm commitment to promote liberalisation in the aviation industry."

With these two agreements, Singapore has concluded OSAs with more than 30 countries.

To date, Changi Airport is served by 82 scheduled airlines operating more than 4,470 weekly scheduled flights to 189 cities in 60 countries.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #162
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Singapore Changi Airport Welcomes Shenzhen Airlines
26 Nov 2008

The airline connects Singapore to Nanning, a new city link in Changi Airport's network

Singapore Changi Airport welcomed Shenzhen Airlines' inaugural flight to Singapore this evening. ZH9073, from Nanning, the capital city of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, arrived at Changi Airport's Terminal 2 at 1715 hrs. Guests onboard the maiden flight were warmly received at a welcome ceremony organised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Shenzhen Airlines will operate four weekly scheduled flights every Wednesday and Saturday between Singapore and Nanning. With the commencement of services by Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore is now connected to 23 cities in China via 416 weekly scheduled flights.

CAAS' Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Kim Choon said, "Shenzhen Airlines' commencement of operations to Singapore comes at an opportune time. China is currently Singapore's third largest passenger market with 2.53 million passenger movements in the first 10 months of 2008. It is also the second largest source of foreign visitors for Singapore with 930,000 Chinese visitor arrivals for the first 10 months of 2008. I therefore urge Shenzhen Airlines to capitalise on this momentum by expanding its operations at Changi Airport, and to pave the way for new flights from other Chinese cities to Singapore."

Shenzhen Airlines is the fifth airline to start operations at Changi Airport this year, after AirAsia, TNT Airways, AirAsia Indonesia and Best Air. With the addition of Shenzhen Airlines to the Changi family and the commencement of flights between Singapore and Nanning, Changi Airport is now served by 82 scheduled airlines, operating 4,470 weekly scheduled flights to 189 cities in 60 countries.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM   #163
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The Top 10 Airports in the world for 2008 :

Code:
2008	AIRPORT	2007
	
1	Hong Kong	      1
2	Singapore Changi	2
3	Seoul Incheon	2
4	Kuala Lumpur KLIA	5
5	Munich	             4
6	Kansai	             9
7	Copenhagen	      11
8	Zurich	             6
9	Helsinki 	      12
10	Cape Town	      13
"the traveller's choice"
Source: http://www.worldairportawards.com/Aw...irport2008.htm
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Old August 6th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #164
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Old August 6th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #165
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Terminal 1 Upgrade

(Project in progress since Feb 2008)

Woodhead Nearing Completion on the S$450m Upgrade of Changi Terminal 1

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has commissioned Woodhead as architects/interior designers, for the S$450m upgrade of Changi Terminal 1.

The project upgrades a building held in the hearts of and respected by the people of Singapore. Passenger processing and wayfinding is being streamlined and simplified. The architectural and interior design theme is focused on the “Tropical City” The refurbishment of Changi Terminal 1 continues the vision of updating an Asian icon that will reinforce Singapore’s position as the contemporary leader in the region and the world’s No.1 airport.

As part of the works, a new departure kerbside canopy will be constructed to span the entire length of the building fašade and extend over the first two lanes of the departure kerbside. This will provide shelter from the elements for passengers arriving at the terminal. A new centralised Departure Immigration will be created to improve passenger flow and the level of service provided. The main terminal building will be extended into the airside by 35 metres, increasing the space available for new services and facilities. To provide for more spacious movement and waiting areas, the main thoroughfare, gate holdrooms and finger piers along the older sections of the terminal will be widened.

A key highlight of the works is the creation of a new “lantern” structure along Terminal 1’s roofline. When illuminated at night, it will form a prominent feature and focal point for passengers travelling towards Terminal 1. Another feature that will capture the hearts of Singaporeans and foreigners alike is the “Orchid Library”. To be created in the Departure Check-In Hall, the “Orchid Library” will comprise potted orchids in bloom hovering in a frame, rising from the Arrival Hall to the Departure Hall.

Woodhead are providing the masterplanning, architecture and interior design. The project will be completed in 2011.







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Old August 6th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #166
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Very nice! Cant wait till completion!!!
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Old August 11th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #167
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Some of the picture links of earlier posts are now dead and so I post here some more pictures to show more perspectives of Terminal 1 after the upgrade.

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This is the Orchid Library, comprising of potted orchids in bloom hovering in a frame, rising from the Arrival Hall to the Departure Hall.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #168
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Thanks for update, man. Well, I hope they can get the upgrade done in time. We just have to wait and see whether Terminal 4 is going to happen.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #169
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The upgrading works is really starting to take shape esspecially in the departure hall and the transit area!!!
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The upgrading works is really starting to take shape esspecially in the departure hall and the transit area!!!
Really? Any photos to show what have been done and what are being done?

The renovation work at Taipei Taoyuan Terminal 1 is getting very messy due to technical and managerial issues, and so I'd like to see the Changi situation for comparison.

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Really? Any photos to show what have been done and what are being done?

The renovation work at Taipei Taoyuan Terminal 1 is getting very messy due to technical and managerial issues, and so I'd like to see the Changi situation for comparison.
Here are some pictures of the terminal one renovation progress:
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In this picture you can see that the carpets have been changed on your right hand side!

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Unrenovated part of terminal one!

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Old August 14th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #172
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Those renders are hawt! T1 definitely needs a bit of work to refresh the place. The new carpet really does brighten up the area.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #173
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I love the Airport best in the world
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I love it too! I dont know why HKIA is compared to Changi...
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Some pictures of Terminal Ones new look:
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Old August 19th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #176
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Nice!

Please keep updating. Thanks.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #177
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Singapore Airport is the best in the World far better then Dubai.
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Singapore Airport is the best in the World far better then Dubai.
Dubai is not even considered a five star airport by Skytrax. It is rated only as a Three star airport. There are only three five star airports: Singapore Changi, Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon. Here the link:http://www.airlinequality.com/AirportRanking/5-Star.htm
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........ There are only three five star airports: Singapore Changi, Hong Kong and Seoul Incheon...... http://www.airlinequality.com/AirportRanking/5-Star.htm
How come HKIA be a 5-star airport? I think it's a 4 - 4.5-star. I agree that while HKIA is a very efficient compact airport, there is something missing there to make it truly 5-star, such as an airside transit hotel, airside communal space for temporary exhibitions, observation deck, etc.

An off-topic issue: This is my 100th post in this forum. Yea.....h !

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How come HKIA be a 5-star airport? I think it's a 4 - 4.5-star. I agree that while HKIA is a very efficient compact airport, there is something missing there to make it truly 5-star, such as an airside transit hotel, airside communal space for temporary exhibitions, observation deck, etc.

An off-topic issue: This is my 100 post in the forum. Yea.....h !
I think Hong Kong International Airport is a bit rundown. It doesnt even have exclusive waiting rooms for every flight like Changi. I think Changi is the best!!
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