Changi Airport Terminal 2’s southern wing to reopen on Oct 11

This is the first time the terminal will see departure flights since it was closed for upgrading in May 2020.

Ernest Cheng

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Published: 6 September 2022, 1:14 PM

Flights will soon depart from the southern wing of Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) starting from Oct 11, announced Changi Airport Group (CAG) in a press release on Monday (Sep 5). 

This follows the resumption of arrival operations at the terminal earlier this year in May.

CAG said that the commencement of departure operations at T2 will add to Changi’s capacity and spread out passenger operations more evenly across the airport’s terminals, as travel demand continues to grow in the lead-up to the year-end travel peak.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be the first airline to use the new check-in rows at T2, starting with flights to Malaysia and Thailand from Oct 11. All other SIA flights flying to other Southeast Asian destinations like Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will depart from T2 from Oct 13. 

From Oct 18, two other airlines – Air India (AI) and Air India Express (IX) – will also move operations to T2.

The contemporary and relaxing design of the refreshed terminal is inspired by elements of nature, such as the extensive use of natural materials for wall cladding and flooring, coupled with giant green columns displaying a unique plant palette. 

To enhance the check-in and wayfinding experience for passengers, T2 will be equipped with automated check-in kiosks for passengers who prefer to self-serve, before dropping off their luggage at the baggage check-in counters. They can then proceed to clear immigration via the automated immigration clearance gates. 

The southern wing of T2 will see the return of familiar shops and services such as Starbucks and SingPost in both the public and transit areas. The transit hotel and pay-per-use lounge will also be open to departing and transit passengers, while eligible Singapore Airlines customers may use the SilverKris Lounge at the terminal.

When the northern wing of T2 is fully completed by 2024, passengers can expect even more F&B and retail options, along with new attractions that will enhance their travel experience through Changi.

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