Simple Flying - Michael Doran

Changi Airport has used the quiet pandemic time to expand Terminal 2, and it will reopen on May 29 to be ready for peak traffic in June.

One of the world's busiest hubs, Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), commenced upgrading Terminal 2 as the pandemic took hold in May 2020. The airport manager, Changi Airport Group (CAG), announced that T2 operations would resume on May 29. This is the first phase of the terminal's reopening as the airport prepares to meet expected traffic increases in the months ahead. When the expansion is completed by 2024, Terminal 2's capacity will increase by five million to 28 million passenger movements annually.

When Terminal 2 reopens, passengers will see upgraded arrival immigration baggage claim belts, and contact gates at the southern wing of the terminal will be ready for flight operations. The Arrival Immigration Hall has been enlarged, and more automated immigration lanes and special assistance lanes have been added. Singaporeans and residents need to enroll their iris and facial biometrics with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority to use the automated lanes. Eligible foreign visitors who have done the same on their arrival in Singapore can also use the automated lanes.

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