Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 To Be Closed For 18 Months

by Kanika Sharma
Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 To Be Closed For 18 Months

Another one gets added to the list. Changi Airport authorities in Singapore recently announced that they will be shutting down Terminal 2 for a period of 18 months. The closure is expected to happen from May 1 onwards; and one of the main reasons is the impact of COVID-19 on travel and aviation.

What’s Happening?

The global pandemic has hit the aviation and travel industry massively. Some experts are calling it as the worst that this industry has faced since the 9/11 attacks that happened in the US. Operations have been affected all around the world, so the news of Changi airport shutting one of its terminals doesn’t come as a surprise either.

Singapore Changi Airport
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According to various news reports, Singapore’s Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan announced that ‘airlines will be relocated to the airport’s other terminals and all of the nation’s flag carrier operations at Singapore Airlines will be consolidated in Terminal 3.’

What’s More?

There has been construction work that has been going on at the terminal. So, the authorities are going to make the most of this. They intend to speed-up the process of the ongoing construction work at T2. This will be done to make sure that by the time it reopens, it is also revamped.

Singapore Changi Airport
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Numerous other airports around the world have also taken measures to consolidate their operations. While some will be using just one runway, others will be using just one of the many terminals. However, temporarily, operations have been suspended at at most airports around the globe.