Changi International Airport
The Singapore Changi International Airport is also known as the Changi Airport and is located approximately 20 kilometers outside the city center of Singapore. It is one of the busiest airports in Asia and handles more or less 32.4 million passengers annually. The cargo division sees almost 1.8 million tons of cargo pass through its gates, and the Changi Airport facilitates almost 4,000 weekly flights and offers over 177 various travel destinations. The Singapore International Airport opened in 1981, and has won more than 250 awards over the years, confirming its achievements in service excellence and professionalism.
The airport operates from three terminals at the present time, while the fourth is still under construction. The terminals, in total, measure 679,100 square meters, consisting of Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and the Budget Terminal. While Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 deal with international and domestic air
travel, the Budget Terminal handles only the low cost carrier airlines that have become an attractive option to travelers on a restricted budget. Airlines that use the Singapore Changi International Airport as a hub include Jetstar Asia Airways, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways, Qantas and Valuair.
The Changi Airport has two asphalt and one concrete runway used for take offs and landings. Runways 02L/20R and 02C/20C are both 4,000 meters in length, while runway 02R/20L measures 2,748 meters.
The terminal buildings are luxuriously decorated and have a variety of convenient facilities available to passengers. The most beautiful feature of the airport, are the six open air landscaped gardens, each focusing on a specific theme or plant group, namely a fern garden, bamboo garden, cacti garden, orchid garden, sunflower garden and a heliconia garden. Terminal one and Terminal two are connected to each other and feature a swimming pool, internet gaming facilities, hotel, spas, gymnasiums, movie viewing facilities and business centers. Duty free shops, health shops, fast food outlets, restaurants, bars, and fashion houses such as Gucci, Hermes and Prada are available in the terminal buildings.
Access to and from the Changi International Airport is serviced by shuttle buses, sky train, limousine and car rental facilities that are available from the airport.