While it celebrated being awarded the Best Airport in the World award from Skytrax for the 8th consecutive time, the Changi Airport Group announced it will suspend operations at Terminal 4.
Citing the decline in travel demand and to cut maintenance costs, Changi Terminal 4 will be temporarily closed starting May 16. The airlines that usually operate at the terminal will be shifted to Terminal 1 and 3.
Along with the suspension of flights to/from Terminal 4, restaurants and stores will be closed. The shuttle bus services between Terminal 4 and 3 will also be suspended.
No target date has been announced for the resumption of operations at Terminal 4, as the airport group addressed the issue stating: “The timing of this will depend on when air travel demand picks up and on the requirements of airlines seeking to relaunch flights at Changi Airport.”
Opened in 2017, Terminal 4 is the newest of the passenger terminals at Changi Airport. It usually serves flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, the AirAsia Group, Cebu Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, and VietJet.
According to an update on the Changi Airport Group website, flights operated by Cathay Pacific, and Korean Air will shift their operations to Terminal 1. The temporary terminal assignments for airlines that have suspended services such as Cebu Pacific will be announced once their flights to Singapore are resumed.
At present, the airport is operating using Terminals 1 and 3. Along with Terminal 4, operations at Terminal 2 were suspended ahead of schedule on May 1 to help accelerate the expansion work at the terminal. Terminal 2 will be closed for up to 18 months.