Changi Airport Group on Sunday announced that operations in Terminal 2 (T2) will resume on May 29, 2022, the first phase of the terminal’s reopening as Changi Airport prepares for an increase in passenger traffic in the coming months.
Terminal 2 (T2), which has been closed for upgrades since May 2020, will reopen in phases, increasing Changi’s capacity. When the upgrading works will be completed in 2024, it will increase the terminal’s capacity from 5 million to 28 million passenger movements per year.
1st Phase of T2 Reopening
In this first phase of T2’s gradual reopening, critical touchpoints such as arrival immigration, baggage claim belts, and contact gates in the terminal’s southern wing will be operational.
T2 will mostly accommodate peak-hour arrival flights from airlines that operate out of Terminal 3. (T3).
A few T3 departure flights may use T2 boarding gates, although passengers on these flights will still check-in and clear exit immigration in T3.
Those arriving at Changi Airport to receive passengers should check which terminal an arriving flight has been assigned to. The information will be provided at least two hours before the flight’s arrival time on the Changi Airport website and the iChangi app.
More Automated Lanes At Immigration
T2 will be larger, with a larger Arrival Immigration Hall, more automated immigration lines, and special assistance lanes. The automated immigration lanes will serve Singaporeans and residents who have registered their iris and facial biometrics with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, as well as eligible foreign visitors who have registered their iris and face biometrics upon arrival in Singapore.
The number of automated immigration lanes will rise as more people enrol. The special assistance lanes are wider than regular lanes, allowing travellers with mobility aids and large family groups to through immigration more smoothly.
There will be three collection belts in the Baggage Claim Hall, one of which has been expanded to accommodate additional baggage.
Adding Capacity to Support Travel Recovery
Mr Tan Lye Teck, CAG’s Executive Vice President of Airport Management, said;
“CAG is encouraged to see the strong pickup in travel demand and has worked closely with our partners to bring forward the progressive reopening of T2 ahead of the June travel peak to meet this demand. 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.”