SINGAPORE (Dec 16): Changi Airport Group (CAG) today announced the completion of construction for its new passenger terminal building, Terminal 4 (T4).
After having achieved Temporary Occupancy Permit (TOP) for T4 this month, the next stage of development will focus on the terminal’s interior fittings, as well as preparing it for operations, says the group in a Friday release.
Construction on T4 commenced in early 2014 and involved over 4,000 workers at the peak of its construction works.
The project involved the development of two multi-storey car parks providing 1,700 parking spaces; a two-storey taxi holding area; as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning across Airport Boulevard to create new channels of access to T4.
A 68 metre-high ramp control tower has also been constructed to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal.
CAG adds that T4 will, for the first time, see a “terminal-wide implementation of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives to enhance passenger experience and operational efficiency”.
According to the group, the preparatory works in the lead-up to its opening will involve the installation and testing of key airport systems and processes including the new FAST self-service and automated options covering check-in, bag-drop, immigration clearance and boarding.
There will also be training and familiarisation programmes organised for airport staff and partners, to prepare them for operations in the new terminal.
“The past three years have been an intense and exciting journey for CAG and our project partners,” says Yam Kum Weng, CAG’s executive vice president, Air Hub Development.
“For the next phase, we look forward to working with the airport community to prepare the terminal for opening in the second half of 2017.”