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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #1341
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TERMINAL ONE

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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1342
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quite a throwback in the 1980's
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Old July 19th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #1343
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The advantage SIN have versus HKG is the fact a third runway already exist and is currently utilized by the military... Would be interesting to have an over view shot of SIN...
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Old July 24th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #1344
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Lufthansa axes Jakarta and Singapore from Munich
(WCARN.com/Business Traveller Asia, July 23)

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After October 14, Lufthansa will drop its direct flight between Munich and Jakarta which stops en route in Singapore.
Currently Lufthansa serves both Asian cities five times a week from Munich with an A340-300.


"We regret that Lufthansa will no longer connect these two Asian cities with Munich," says Thomas Kluehr, the Executive Board member in charge of Munich Services.

more: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20485.html
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Old July 27th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #1345
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Source:http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=33899
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Publication Date : 24-07-2012


Changi Airport is at the halfway mark to land a 50-million passenger record by year end.

Last month, it handled 4.4 million passengers, an increase of almost 10 per cent compared to June last year.

This took the tally for the first half of the year to 25 million, Changi Airport Group said yesterday. The target of 50 million had initially been set for next year.

The soaring numbers at Changi, which handled 46.5 million passengers last year, have outpaced the average recorded for the region.

In its latest update two weeks ago, Airports Council International (ACI) - a global trade body that represents major airports - said Asian airports grew their total traffic by 8.4 per cent in the first five months of the year. In the January to May period, Changi's total traffic grew by 12 per cent. This was partly due to burgeoning regional travel and the launch of new and more flights by budget airlines.

While the demand for air travel in the region is expected to stay strong despite the ongoing euro zone crisis, the cargo sector has faced some turbulence due to the global economic uncertainty.

Last month, Changi's total airfreight volume hit 153,300 tonnes, a marginal 0.1 per cent increase over that of a year ago. But for the half year, the business shrank by 1 per cent compared to the January to June period last year.

Asia's overall cargo sector contracted by 1.5 per cent.

The region remains stable, said the global airports body. Patti Chau, ACI's Asia-Pacific director, said of the January to May performance: 'As the engine of global economic growth, the region has once again achieved significant result in passenger numbers and remained resilient to the worldwide economic uncertainties in terms of cargo traffic.'

With the medium- to long-term prospects for the aviation industry looking strong, especially in Asia and the Middle East, airports are taking steps to boost capacity, industry observers said.

At Changi Airport, plans are under way to replace the Budget Terminal, which can handle seven million passengers a year, with a new facility that will open by 2017 and serve 16 million travellers.

A government committee helmed by the Transport Ministry has been formed to study the need for more terminals and another runway to add to the existing two.

In India and China, 14 airports are being built, and around the region, 90 others are being expanded. An estimated US$9.1 billion is being invested over the next five years in airport projects in the region, said Mr Ravi Madavaram, a consultant with Frost & Sullivan.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #1346
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can we consider Changi airport as an airport with only international passengers? (100% int pax?) what about DXB, AMS, DOH, AUH, HKG, BAH? are they all with international passengers? thanx
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Old September 19th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #1347
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Not sure about the rest but SIN is a 100% international airport

Source:http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/bud...022517563.html

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Budget Terminal a victim of Changi crunch?
By P. N. Balji | Yahoo! Finance Singapore – 11 hours ago

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THE Budget Terminal sits like a misfit in a discreet corner of super-modern Changi Airport, a throwback to a sleepy past where buildings were frills-free and functional.

On Sept 25 that six-year-old sore thumb will be removed to the glee of the I-told-you-so-people like Tan Sri Tony Fernandes who refused to move AirAsia. Instead, his airline and Jetstar Asia decided to stay put in Terminal 1 and are reaping the benefits of long-term thinking and hassle-free connectivity.

When the planners decided to build the Budget Terminal, they obviously under-estimated the potential growth of low-cost travel which made up 12 million of Changi's 46.5 million passengers last year.

Back in 1981, Changi burst onto the scene with just one terminal building. The man behind it, visionary civil servant Sim Kee Boon, had the foresight to leave space for more terminal buildings to be used if air travel did boom. Boom it did and now Singapore has three main terminal buildings with the fourth on the way.

There was minimal disruption to travellers and airlines when Terminals 2 and 3 were being built, even with passenger figures hitting 46.5 million a year.
Fast forward to 2012 and Singapore has an airport terminal building being closed down and many passengers and low-cost carriers having to pay higher airport fees because of the move to Terminal 1.

"The budget terminal was born out of necessity in response to the demands from the emerging low-cost carriers, in particular Singapore's Tiger Airways, for a cheaper alternative to Changi's existing terminals. But very soon, it became clear that there were several issues," says Siva Govindasamy, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal.

"Airlines like AirAsia and Jetstar did not want to move to the terminal, which did not have convenient connections for passengers to Changi's other terminals. Singapore is not necessarily an end-point destination, but more of a hub from which passengers go from one city to another.

"The Budget Terminal was soon not big enough, even for an airline like Tiger Airways, and expansion became necessary. That led to the third problem — it could not be expanded at its existing location as there was no space for growth due to the surrounding buildings.

"Changi has had to come up with a brand new terminal. It would have a short-term impact on the low-cost carriers, but it is much better for them and the airport in the long-term to have a dedicated terminal that can handle both small and big aircraft, and many more aircraft and passengers. And it would be able to compete more effectively with the new low-cost terminal that is coming up in Kuala Lumpur."

There are other dark clouds forming over the Changi sky. A Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) report said trying to accommodate a projected 7 million budget travellers at Terminal 2 will only make the creeping air traffic congestion worse.

The bigger problem is Terminal 1, which is reaching 80 per cent of its capacity. AirAsia, Jetstar and Emirates are displaying the potential to make the crunch worse.

The good news is Terminal 3 is operating at just more than 50 per cent capacity and the building of Terminal 4 will add some breathing space.
The other problem is the squeeze on the two runways, according to CAPA:
"As low-cost carriers primarily operate narrow body aircraft, this has led to higher growth in aircraft than passenger movements. As a result, taxi times have increased steadily and it is now common for planes to queue for take-off for over 30 minutes during peak hours."

And there is the decision on who should use the third runway, which is some distance away and not linked to the two that commercial flights in and out of Changi use. It is for the exclusive use of the military.

"Many of the airlines are complaining about the delays and the conservative approach taken by the airport when it comes to aircraft separation." adds Govindasamy. "Some recent steps will help to alleviate this and there will be more in the future. What Changi really needs is a third runway that can handle the growth not just in the near term, but also over the medium and long term."

Instead of building a new runway, he suggests, the military runway could be converted for civilian use.

"The competition is growing, especially from the Gulf countries like Dubai where a brand new airport that will eventually be able to handle 160 million passengers annually and where five runways are being planned. There will be opposition from the military but Singapore needs to decide if its long-term future as a transport and economic hub is more important than the needs of its air force."

Changi Airport, the pride of Singapore, is now facing some very difficult choices. Should it locate the fourth terminal closer to the military runway so that it can use it when or if the decision is taken on that runway? Should it go ahead with the proposed location for the fourth building and reserve land for a fifth terminal building?

Changi's status and future depend on how these questions are answered. Before that, a Sim Kee Boon-type personality needs to emerge to take charge.

P. N. Balji, a Singapore journalist for more than 35 years, is now a media consultant.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #1348
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1349
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #1350
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #1351
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 06:14 PM   #1352
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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #1354
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Some news regarding Changi Airport for the past 2 weeks.

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Budget Terminal closes, low-cost carriers operate from Terminal 2
By Dylan Loh | Posted: 24 September 2012 1859 hrs


SINGAPORE: Singapore's Budget Terminal entered its final full day of operations on Monday, serving the last few batches of cost-conscious passengers around the region.

The facility is making way for Changi Airport's fourth full-fledged terminal to cope with expected increases in travellers passing through Singapore.

Signs were up at the terminal telling passengers of the closure.

The last flight out of the Budget Terminal will be at 2am on Tuesday.

Thereafter, low-cost carriers will operate from Changi Airport's Terminal Two.

Construction of Terminal Four will begin next year and is expected to be ready by 2017.

- CNA/de
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Budget airlines' first day at Terminal 2 proceeds smoothly
By Hetty Musfirah | Posted: 25 September 2012 1607 hrs


SINGAPORE: Budget airlines operating at Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 2 saw smooth operations on the first day, after the Budget Terminal closed its doors on Tuesday morning.

Staff from Changi Airport were also ready to help anyone who was lost.

The biggest player, Tiger Airways, marked the first day of operations with some fanfare as it also celebrated its 8th birthday.

With the move to a full terminal, passengers now pay a higher service charge, which goes into the price of their tickets.

But the higher price is not an issue for some.

"It's cleaner and more spacious," commented a tourist at Terminal 2.

"It's more fun, (there are) more things to see and more things to do," commented a traveller, who also said that he was open to travelling to Singapore on both low-cost airlines and standard carriers.

Budget airlines operating from Terminal 2 may also face higher costs, such as additional charges for the use of aerobridges.

Tiger Airways says it is still firming up details with authorities.

But it is confident it will still be able to offer passengers value-for-money services, as it stands to achieve higher productivity at the new terminal.

"Hopefully (there will be) bigger (passenger) volumes for Tiger (Airways)," said Mr Koay Peng Yen, the budget carrier's group chief executive.

"It's not just a gross cost, but also how we can improve our efficiency and productivity and help us reduce the costs as well to be always ahead of the game."

- CNA/xq
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FedEx launches S$97m hub in Singapore
By Kristie Neo | Posted: 03 October 2012 1818 hrs


SINGAPORE : Cargo transportation giant FedEx launched a new S$97 million hub on Wednesday, consolidating air, ground and customs clearance operations under one roof, located within the Air Cargo Express Hub at Singapore's Changi Airport.

This means that FedEx shipments are now transported, cleared and sent from aircraft to vehicle through one single location, rather than three.

The 282,700 square foot facility is now double the size of its previous three Singapore facilities - one in Bukit Panjang and two in Changi - put together.

Apart from serving the Singapore market, it is also FedEx's South Pacific Regional Hub and acts as a trans-shipment point for Asia Pacific shipments in and out of Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

This has reduced internal cargo handling time from two hours to10 minutes.

Sorting of packages is also fully automated, reducing manpower by 25 per cent.

Karen Reddington, regional vice president for South Pacific at FedEx Express, said: "We have invested in this facility because it allows us to be more effective in our delivering services to our customer. It allows us to be more efficient, it takes time off the packing in the facility, and puts time where we want to, which is with the couriers on the road."

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Old October 15th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #1355
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Old October 19th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #1356
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Old October 19th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1357
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God I love using Changi airport. At the risk of starting an argument, I even like it more than HKIA!

It's a shame that Qantas are shifting to Dubai. Luckily Qantas are pretty crap and give me even more reason to use Singapore or Cathay Pacific.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 04:53 AM   #1358
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i agree with you mate, changi has a more cozy, relaxing feel than hkia, i like the nature mood lighting lol... hkia is still a very nice airport...
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:22 AM   #1359
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Changi Airport is an old airport, but it always refurbished,upgraded and renovated so its looklike new, i luv this airport
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:23 AM   #1360
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If I were to design an airport myself, I would incorporate features found at Changi Airport, including lots of open gardens, an efficient inter terminal tram, an airport hotel, even lounges wherein not just business and first class passengers can use (complete with cinemas, XBox machines, and the like). I just hope it can be done at every major international gateway, not just at SIN because it will entice even more people to use the airport. Question though: is T4 being developed right now?
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