daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation > Airports

Airports discussions about existing airports



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 1st, 2007, 03:21 AM   #901
babystan03
More excitment ahead!!!
 
babystan03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 17,706
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by WANCH View Post
T1 is quite old though they did a bit of renovation
They are doing a major renovation like T2 soon....
__________________
More excitment ahead!!!
babystan03 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 1st, 2007, 03:24 AM   #902
Manila-X
PINOY MOD
 
Manila-X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MANILA
Posts: 14,449
Likes (Received): 2617

Quote:
Originally Posted by babystan03 View Post
They are doing a major renovation like T2 soon....
I would like to see that.

T1 on the other hand reminds me of Kai-Tak but much better
__________________
Manila X-Perience, My collection of images around Metro Manila

Representing The Pinoy Community here in SSC!
Manila-X no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM   #903
Gid
Registered User
 
Gid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 272
Likes (Received): 1

SINGAPORE CHANGI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 3

Here're some photos from my Terminal 3 visit yesterday. Decided to take mainly night and exterior pics since I haven't been seeing much of them in this forum.



Shot taken from skytrain. left:T2 right:T3. The huge pillar in the middle is the control tower.


T2 exterior


T2 roof close-up


T3 exterior




















SIA First-Class check-in


T3 interior








Taxi stand


Arrival Belts


Immigration Hall A


Green Wall


Male restroom (heard that female's is much more posh, but duh, i can't get in...)


Basement 2


Coach Stand



Last edited by Gid; December 2nd, 2007 at 08:29 AM.
Gid no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:21 AM   #904
Gid
Registered User
 
Gid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 272
Likes (Received): 1

This is my favourite shot, so here's one with higher res...

__________________

Arjundreamcatcher liked this post
Gid no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:28 AM   #905
JustHorace
Couch Weight
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,697
Likes (Received): 573

Truly an eye-candy! I won't mind staying in that airport for a whole day. I could even have my own "The Terminal" in T3! lol
JustHorace no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:01 AM   #906
BauIng
SkyscraperCity Addict
 
BauIng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 2,339
Likes (Received): 34

Nice.
__________________
Visit Indonesia 2011

"Technique is not everything.
But without technique everything is nothing."
BauIng no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:45 AM   #907
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Changi Airport to complete resurfacing of runways by next month
By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 30 November 2007 1823 hrs


SINGAPORE : A S$50 million project to resurface Changi Airport's two runways and its taxiways will be fully completed by next month.

At peak periods, about 60 planes take off and land within an hour at Changi Airport thus resulting in a lot of wear and tear.

That was why the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) embarked on its first major runway resurfacing programme in late 2006.

Ken Teo Tiong Tian, Maintenance Engineer, CAAS, says: "As a norm, the lifespan of runway surfaces is about 20 years. However, as part of a maintenance programme, we do maintain a runway with localised repairs and resurfacing over time. But it has reached a point when it is no longer economical to carry out just localised repairs."

But it was a challenge to carry out the resurfacing work in one of the world's busiest airports.

First, pilots and airlines had to be given advance notice. Then as work was about to start, signs had to be set up to warn pilots what areas were out of bounds.

And unlike ordinary roads, which can be closed off for some time, that was not an option for the airport. So the authorities did the heavy work in phases - one runway at a time, during off-peak hours.

Mr Ken said: "For off-peak closure, we will close the entire runway from 1am to 3pm to facilitate the resurfacing work. During this period, a small part of the runway will be resurfaced and after 3pm the entire runway will be re-opened for operation."

However, before re-opening, a four-tier safety inspection had to be carried out to make sure there was no debris left behind, which could cause accidents.

During the final stages of work, the last part of a runway would be shut off for resurfacing, effectively shortening the usable length so that a 4-kilometre runway becomes almost a 3-kilometre runway.

However, that was still long enough for planes as big as the Boeing 747 to land and take off safely.

The resurfacing saw the old top layer removed and replaced by a new specially designed asphalt mix by NTU and international experts. The material is expected to withstand heavier aircraft and has better draining qualities.

The runway resurfacing has been carried out, with the last of the taxiway works expected to be completed by December. - CNA/ch
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:37 AM   #908
forrestcat
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Adelaide--Multiculturalization Capital
Posts: 1,837
Likes (Received): 7

I like how they integrate live plants in the terminal.
__________________
VISIT MALAYSIA 2007
MULTICULTURALIZATION CAPITAL-KUALA LUMPUR
http://www.tourism.gov.my/
forrestcat no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:56 AM   #909
iehelyn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 15
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by WANCH View Post
T1 is quite old though they did a bit of renovation
I thought it is part of T3?
iehelyn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:36 PM   #910
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by iehelyn View Post
I thought it is part of T3?
What do you mean?
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #911
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

New check-in system at Changi Airport to be ready by end-March
By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 December 2007 2322 hrs

SINGAPORE: Checking in at Changi Airport should become easier by end-March next year when a new S$16 million common check-in system – that cuts across almost all airlines and all three terminals – is fully installed.

Although internet check-ins have become increasingly popular, many people still prefer to queue up physically at the counters to do their check-ins. With the new check-in system, long queues will be a thing of the past.

Foo Sek Min, director of Airport Management, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, said: "Since Changi Airport first started, we have had two systems. Airlines in T1 and some in T2 share a club and share infrastructure costs – SIA has its own proprietary system.

"What we are developing now is to allow all airlines in T1 and T2, including SIA, to use this common system and share economies of scale in costs – that is the main difference."

More options such as the self-service check-in kiosks, which are currently only offered by Singapore Airlines, will also be made available by about half a dozen airlines in Terminal 1 by next year.

A common system also leads to more check-in alternatives, such as off-airport check-ins, as technology progresses.

Randy Pizzi, Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Arinc, said: "For example, we have off-airport check-ins at 50 hotels around the US. Passengers can receive their boarding passes, check in their baggage and just show up at the airport.

"We foresee - particularly in Singapore with the advent of the integrated resorts - that being able to extend the passenger processing... at hotels, convention centres and integrated resorts will reduce the congestion at the airport." In fact, moving more procedures off-airport is the way forward.

By the end of March next year, about half the boarding passes will be 2D bar code passes which cost about 1 cent to produce, in comparison to the current magnetic strip boarding passes which cost about 20 cents to produce.

The new check-in system is helping to facilitate this change. The 2D bar codes can be sent via email or even to mobile phones, and boarding passes can be printed off-site.

The International Air Transport Association has said it hopes to see airports worldwide adopt 2D bar code boarding passes by 2010.


- CNA/so
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #912
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Copyright koresh

Click on the photo to enlarge it

Control Tower


Terminal 1


Terminal 2


Terminal 3


Terminal 1 Pier D


Terminal 2 Check In

Last edited by ignoramus; December 5th, 2007 at 07:07 AM.
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #913
iehelyn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 15
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Singidunum View Post
Is it me or Singapore is kind of into 70s?
oh i meant this pic is taken from T3 right? coz WANCH mentioned it's T1..
iehelyn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #914
abskess
Mega Davao Area, Phils.
 
abskess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DiadabaDAVAO
Posts: 706
Likes (Received): 7

it must be T3...
__________________
DAVAO Where Your Dreams Thrive
Ten Tribes, One Vibe
Bajadization For Real
abskess no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #915
clearsky
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 672
Likes (Received): 28

Looks good! Changi has a well renowned reputation for being a super efficient airport.
clearsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 08:21 AM   #916
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by abskess View Post
it must be T3...
it IS t3. The design of the countertops are those you find at the check in desks.

bright colors, guess its somewhat 70s, funky! At least its not white bathroom tiles from the 60s/70s.
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #917
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

Copyright koresh

TERMINAL 1


Check-in Area


Pier D


Shopping
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #918
kjoey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 473
Likes (Received): 164

Terminal 3 looks awesome...great job! Can't wait to see it in person.
kjoey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #919
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

4 Dec 2007
Terminal 3 Open House
Early Closure of Transit (Restricted) Area on 5 December 2007


Due to trial flights taking place at Terminal 3 (T3) on 5 December 2007 (Wednesday), T3’s transit (restricted) area will be closed to the public from 2pm. The last guided tour of the transit (restricted) area will depart at 1pm.

Members of the public can still continue to visit the public areas of T3 after 2pm.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) regrets any inconvenience caused as a result of the early closure.

The T3 Open House, which will run till 9 December 2007, will subsequently be opened as usual, from 10am - 5pm on weekdays and 9am - 6pm on weekends.
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #920
ignoramus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,020
Likes (Received): 4

2007/12/07

Jetstar, Tiger Airways to operate KL-Singapore air route
Bernama

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government has awarded the country’s two low-cost carriers, Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways, the rights to each operate a daily service on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route from Feb 1 next year.

Singapore’s Transport Ministry said in a statement today the decision was made by the Singapore Air Traffic Rights Committee, the authority responsible for allocating air rights to Singapore carriers.

It was agreed at the recent round of air services consultations between Singapore and Malaysia that low-cost carriers from both countries would be allowed to operate four daily services on the sector.

The low-cost air service is in addition to the daily shuttle flights being operated jointly by the national carriers of both countries, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

The Malaysian government recently gave the green light to budget carrier AirAsia to operate the lucrative route from the Kuala Lumpur side.

Currently, there are about 200 flights a week connecting the two cities and SIA and MAS are virtually monopolising the route.

With the entry of the budget carriers, travellers will soon have a choice to either travel cheap or with class.
ignoramus no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
changi airport, singapore, singapore airlines, south asian hub airport

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium