Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo and FedEx Express
Singapore Changi Airport is the main airport serving Singapore. It is one of the largest airports in Asia. It is currently rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the seventh year in a row since 2013 (as of 2019). Owned by the Government of Singapore and operated by three organisations, this airports opened in 1981. It is the hub for Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo and FedEx Express.
SIN has four terminals.
Terminal 1 was opened in 1981 and renovated in 2019.
Terminal 2 was opened in 1990.
Terminal 3 was opened in 2008.
Terminal 4 was opened in 2017 at the site of an older, budget terminal.
The former budget terminal, which was replaced in 2017, had a life-span of just 6 years — from 2006 to 2012!
Terminal 5 is expected to be built around 2035. It will be bigger than Terminal 1, 2 and 3 combined! All terminals were, are, and will be international.
At SIN, there is also a multi-structure, interconnecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3, called Jewel Changi Airport. It opened in 2019.
Since 2018, Singapore Changi Airport has had over 65,600,000 passengers and over 2,150,000 tonnes of airfreight.
8 accidents happened in Singapore Changi Airport. In 1991, SQ117 was hijacked, and landed at Changi. In 2010, a Qantas Airbus A380-800 suffered an “uncontained engine failure” and made an emergency landing. In 2017, a fire broke out in Terminal 2. In 2019 strange drones flew around Changi.
Even though, the four terminals are close to each other, the CAAS (Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore) decided to make the Changi Airport Skytrain, a people-mover system. To get to the actual airport, you can take a bus, a taxi or private transport.