Changi Airport has announced that its new Terminal 4 is scheduled to commence operations on 31 October 2017. This follows the recent successful conclusion of major trials, with a small number of checks and reviews to be completed in the final phase of the preparations.

Terminal 4 promises boutique design and innovative use of technology as it is the first terminal at Changi Airport to offer end-to-end Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) for departing passengers. FAST include self-service options at check-in, bag drop, immigration and boarding, as well as security screening, baggage handling, flight information, ground transport, way-finding, and transfer processes etc.

The operations of the nine T4 airlines – the AirAsia Group (of four airlines), Cathay Pacific Airways, Cebu Pacific Air, Korean Air, Spring Airlines and Vietnam Airlines – will be shifted to T4 over one week on the following dates:

  •        Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - Cathay Pacific Airways and Korean Air
  •        Thursday, 2 November 2017 – Cebu Pacific Air and Spring Airlines
  •        Tuesday, 7 November 2017 – AirAsia Group and Vietnam Airlines

The first arrival and departing flights at T4 will be operated by Cathay Pacific – CX659 from Hong Kong (STA[1]: 0540 hours) and CX650 to Hong Kong (STD1: 0650 hours) respectively.

“T4 was conceived with the vision to rethink travel, push boundaries and break new ground,” said Ms Poh Li San, Changi Airport Group's Vice President. “Through innovative concepts of operation and terminal design, we sought to address our capacity needs as well as improve efficiency and manpower productivity.”

T4 has a total floor area of 225,000 square metres including the two-storey terminal, car parks and taxi deck. The project was completed after three years of construction. Although just half the size of Terminal 3, the terminal will have a capacity of 16 million passenger movements a year - two-thirds that of T3.