by Donavan Lim
Changi Airport Group (CAG) said it is readying Terminal 2 to handle more passengers as airlines migrate over from the soon to be closed Budget Terminal.
The move of the six Budget Terminal airlines, namely Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Firefly, Mandala Airlines, South East Asian Airlines and Tiger Airways, on September 25 to Terminal 2 will see the addition of some 790 weekly flights, resulting to increased passenger traffic.
With more passengers expected to come through Terminal 2, plans are also in placed to boost the manpower of ancillary service providers such as trolley retrievers, taxi coordinators and cleaners.
“As with all transitions, there may be initial teething issues and we do ask passengers to be patient with us. We highly recommend that in the initial days following the move to Terminal 2, passengers arrive at the airport early for their flight,” said Yeo Kia Thye, CAG’s Senior Vice President for Airport Operations.
Further, improvements such as the upgrading of the departure and arrival immigration areas and the expansion of the taxi waiting area in the arrival hall have been made to enhance the travelling experience for passengers, added CAG.