Changi Airport’s new Terminal 5 is set to be ready in the mid-2020s, revealed Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo, who is also chairperson of the Changi 2036 Steering Committee.
The mega-terminal is expected to handle 50 million passengers per annum (mppa) and will be one of the largest of its kind worldwide. To ensure maximum passenger convenience, Terminal 5 will be linked to the other terminals as well as to the MRT network.
Changi Airport currently has three terminals, two runways and a total passenger handling capacity of 66mppa. It will have four terminals and three runways with a total capacity of 85mppa by around 2020.
When Terminal 5 starts operations in the mid-2020s, Changi Airport will have five terminals with a combined capacity of 135mppa.
“The Changi 2036 team was clear right from the start that our work is not only about airport expansion. It is also about a well-loved Singapore icon and how we keep Changi flying high. So we set our sights on creating a qualitatively better air hub,” Mrs Teo said.
This news comes after Changi Airport Group (CAG) unveiled plans for a mixed-use complex dubbed ‘Project Jewel’, after it was first mentioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech.
That complex will be built at the existing open-air carpark in front of Terminal 1 and will feature a range of shops and other leisure attractions.
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