Singapore will build a fourth terminal at the busy Changi International Airport at a cost of $1.05 billion to cope with increasing tourism and air traffic.

T4, with a planned capacity of 16 million passenger movements a year, would raise Changi Airport’s handling capacity to 82 million a year, the Changi Airport Group said.

The Group said total development of the proposed Terminal 4 (T4) costing S$1.3 billion ($1.05 billion), would be completed by 2017.

T4 would be designed with the flexibility to meet the operational needs of both regional full-service and low-cost carriers, said the Group.

It would primarily handle narrow body aircraft and be designed to enable quick turnaround of flights.

It would be a two-storey building with a height of 25 metres and a gross floor area of about 160,000 sq m.

Concurrent with the development of T4, major airfield works would also be undertaken to increase the number of aircraft parking stands to support the needs of all airlines at Changi Airport, said the group.

The T4 building would cost S$600 million while additional parking stands, supporting airfield infrastructure, security requirements, specialised airport systems, ancillary buildings and road and drainage works would cost S$680 million.

The T4 is at the site of the former Budget Terminal for budget airlines which was demolished.

(This article was published on February 8, 2013)
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