Simple Flying - Aaron Bailey

Jetstar Asia and (3K) and Jetstar (JQ), part of the Qantas (QF) Group family, have continued to refuse the request by Changi Airport Group, to relocate to Singapore Changi Airport terminal 4.

The terminal of one of Asia's most popular airports, Changi Terminal 4 opened in October 2017, spanning 225,000 sq meters and providing capacity for up to 16 million passengers per annum. It occupies the site of the former Budget Terminal, and though it was originally considered a dedicated terminal for low-cost carriers, it eventually pivoted to host full-service carriers as well.

Of the 16 airlines relocating to terminal 4, many will be budget airlines like AirAsia, which has traditionally anchored the terminal.

Jetstar has commented advising:

''We are extremely disappointed that the Changi Airport Group (CAG) has chosen to unilaterally announce a plan to relocate the Jetstar Group to Terminal 4 at Changi International Airport, before any agreement has been reached.

A joint study was only agreed to be undertaken last week and this announcement completely disregards that agreement and the impact a move would have on our customers, our people, and our operations

Until an agreement is reached, we have no intention of moving and have informed CAG of that fact.''

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