Operations at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2) will resume on May 29 as the air hub readies for an increase in passenger traffic in the months ahead.
Closed for upgrading works since May 2020, T2’s phased reopening will augment Changi Airport’s capacity. When completed by 2024, the expansion works will raise the terminal’s capacity by five million to 28 million passenger movements per year.
The expanded facility will sport a larger Arrival Immigration Hall with more automated immigration lanes and special assistance lanes; and a longer baggage collection belt to accommodate a larger volume of bags.
In this first phase of T2’s progressive reopening, key touch points such as arrival immigration, baggage claim belts and contact gates at the southern wing of the terminal will be ready for flight operations. T2 will host mainly peak-hour arrival flights of airlines operating in Terminal 3 (T3). A small number of T3 departure flights may use boarding gates at T2 although passengers on these flights will continue to check in and clear departure immigration at T3.
Updated information for arriving flights will be provided on the Changi Airport website and the iChangi app at least two hours before the flight’s arrival time.
Tan Lye Teck, Changi Airport Group’s executive vice president of Airport Management, said the “strong pickup in travel demand” has necessitated the progressive reopening of T2 ahead of the June travel peak.
“The start of flight operations at T2 will provide more capacity to support our airline partners, who are also gearing up to serve more passengers in the months ahead. T2 will reopen in phases over the next two years to support Changi’s recovery as a regional air hub,” he added.