Changi Air­port: the num­bers of suc­cess

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - AIRPORTS -

Sin­ga­pore’s Changi Air­port stretches over an area of 1,300 hectares, of which 870 have been re­claimed from the sea. It is equipped with two run­ways, each one 4 km long, and 3 Ter­mi­nals with a han­dling ca­pac­ity of al­most 70 mil­lion pas­sen­gers. In 2012 it was used by al­most 51.2 mil­lion trav­ellers and em­ploys 32,000 peo­ple. From here, 6,600 flights take off a week, one ev­ery 100 sec­onds. The air­port con­nects 250 cities and 106 air­lines, in­clud­ing five based in Sin­ga­pore: Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, SilkAir, Scoot, Tiger Air­ways, and Jet­star Asia. It is one of the seven busiest A380 hubs in the world with 286 weekly flights, which are op­er­ated by Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, Qan­tas, Lufthansa, Air France and Emi­rates, con­nect­ing 12 cities: Dubai, Frank­furt, Hong Kong, Lon­don, Los An­ge­les, Melbourne, New York, Paris, San Fran­cisco, Syd­ney, Tokyo and Zurich. The qual­ity of the ser­vices of­fered is ex­cel­lent. Trav­ellers can shop in 330 stores and take a break in 120 restau­rants and bars. The de­par­ture ter­mi­nals of­fer lux­ury prod­ucts, cloth­ing, watches, perfume, cos­met­ics, ac­ces­sories and elec­tron­ics. There are over 50 high-end lux­ury bou­tiques such as Omega, Sal­va­tore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Bally, Bot­tega Veneta, Em­po­rio Ar­mani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Hermes, Bul­gari, Burberry, Miu Miu, Mont­blanc, Rolex, Tod’s, Prada, Yves Saint Lau­rent, Ralph Lau­ren and many oth­ers. In­side you will find five gar­dens: the Cac­tus Gar­den in Ter­mi­nal 1, the Sun­flower Gar­den, the En­chanted Gar­den, the Orchid Gar­den in Ter­mi­nal 2 and the But­ter­fly Gar­den in Ter­mi­nal 3, which con­tains more than a thou­sand but­ter­flies. The roof of Ter­mi­nal 3 fea­tures 919 sky­lights for an ex­cel­lent fil­tra­tion of sun­light, and is embellished with a green wall that ex­tends for over 300 me­tres and is 15 me­tres tall. In the En­ter­tain­ment Deck (De­par­ture Tran­sit Lounge, 3rd floor, Ter­mi­nal 2, near the Sun­flower Gar­den), there are games rooms (Kinect Room) with games con­soles, mu­sic and video are­nas, cinemas and a café for happily spend­ing any stop-over time. In the 3 Ter­mi­nals, there are more than 550 free in­ter­net hotspots with free Wi-Fi through­out the air­port. At Changi Air­port, the air­line lounges are com­fort­able pri­vate rooms with a con­tem­po­rary de­sign, and there are also sev­eral pay­ment Vip lounges which are open to the pub­lic. The Rain­for­est Lounge in Ter­mi­nal 1, and Ambassador Tran­sit Lounge in Ter­mi­nal 2 and 3 of­fer the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a re­lax­ing mas­sage or an en­er­gis­ing spa, ex­er­cise, or take a swim in the rooftop pool. There is no short­age of hair­dressers and beauty salons to take care of your ap­pear­ance and re­lax whilst wait­ing for your flight. Those who are look­ing for a per­son­alised touch can choose the JetQuay Ter­mi­nal, for a price, which will take care of the for­mal­i­ties of travel, check-in, im­mi­gra­tion, lug­gage and ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the board­ing gate. A new ter­mi­nal is be­ing pre­pared and will be com­pleted in 2017, from which great suc­cesses for the air­port will surely take-off.

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