Changi Airport Terminal 2 to reopen in phases from May 29
The upgraded terminal features more immigration lanes and an elongated baggage claim belt.
Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2) will resume operations from May 29 with increased capacities to meet air travel demand, Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced in a media release on May 22.
This will mark the first phase of T2’s reopening, with renovations expected to be completed by 2024. The terminal was closed for upgrading works in May 2020.
From May 29, key touchpoints at T2 will be ready for flight operations, including arrival immigration, baggage claim belts and contact gates at the southern wing of the terminal.
T2 will host mainly arrival flights of airlines operating in Terminal 3 (T3) during peak hours. A “small number” of T3 departure flights may use boarding gates at T2, but passengers on these flights will continue to clear immigration at T3, said CAG.
The newly opened T2 holds a larger arrival immigration hall with more automated immigration lanes and special assistance lanes.
The automated immigration lanes will allow eligible passengers to clear immigration without passports. Local and foreign passengers who have enrolled their iris and facial biometrics with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) can use these lanes.
More automated immigration lanes will be opened as more passengers enroll their biometric details with ICA.
Meanwhile, the special assistance lanes have a wider width than conventional lanes, allowing passengers with mobility aids and big groups to clear immigration more easily.
The baggage claim hall has also been upgraded to hold three collection belts, with one lengthened to support more bags.
T2 will continue reopening in phases over the next two years to support travel demand and aid Changi’s recovery as a regional air hub, CAG said.