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Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal

July 24, 2014 10:34 IST

Image: Garden inside the airport has more than 1,000 plants of 50 different species and holds a 22,000-litre pond.
Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

Singapore’s Changi Airport which has been ranked as the world’s best airport over the years will open its fourth terminal in 2017.

With three terminals, it caters to over 100 airlines connecting 280 cities worldwide. The world's fifth busiest airport saw a record 53.7 million passengers in 2013.

Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, about one every 90 seconds.

Take a tour inside Changi Airport’s stunning T4 Terminal…

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal

Image: Departure Boarding Pier.
Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

Offering a hassle-free experience, the grand airport terminal will offer self-service and automated options at check-in, bag drop, immigration clearance and departure-gate boarding. 

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal

Image: Self check-in kiosks
Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

Passengers can choose to check-in at their own convenience before their flights without waiting in queues at any time.

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal

Image: Arrival hall.
Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

T4 is designed to cater to both regional full-service and low-cost carriers.

It will be built to handle both narrow and wide-body aircraft. 

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal


Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

T4 is located at the site of the former Budget Terminal, about two kilometres away from Changi Airport’s three main terminals.

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal

Image: Shops in the departure transit lounge.
Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

The Budget Terminal stopped operations in September 2012, and was demolished to build the huge terminal T4. 

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal


Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

T4 will be a two-storey building at a height of 25 metres.

Inside Changi Airport's stunning T4 terminal


Photographs: Courtesy, Changi Airport Group

It will be spread across an area of about 195,000 sqm or about 27 football pitches.