Airports Singapore Changi Airport to commence new Terminal 4 operations on October 31

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On October 24, 2017, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) has conducted its full-dress rehearsal for the newly built terminal 4 in preparation for the beginning of its operations on October 31, 2017.

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The full-dress rehearsal is the last step of numerous readiness trials, training sessions and workshops that took place since October 2016. The tests on October 24 included a fire evacuation exercise, final system checks, and checks by airlines, commercial tenants and ground handling companies, as well as other airport partners. 1,500 airport staff and other participants were part of the exercises.

According to the official press release by the CAG, approximately 3,000 employees will work in the new terminal 4 once all nine airlines have “moved in”. The CAG emphasizes the employee-friendliness of the new building, since “staff-centric amenities have been incorporated in the terminal for a more conducive working environment for the airport community. These include ergonomically-designed work stations, dumbwaiters at aircraft stands, and staff lounges”.

By now, Terminal 4 has undergone all needed safety inspections and audits by the local authorities. CAG’s Executive Vice President, Tan Lye Teck, said “we are pleased to share that all preparations are in place for T4 to commence operations on 31 October. We would like to extend our deep appreciation to our airline and airport partners and to the Changi community for their steadfast partnership in this journey. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers to T4 next week”.

Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. Including the soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4, Changi Airport will have 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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