Besides monitoring current air travel trends, we recognise the need for long term planning to develop the full potential of our air hub status and keep ahead of possible future developments.
Our longstanding approach of capacity planning ahead of demand has enabled Changi Airport to consistently deliver a high standard of service to passengers, even during peak hours.
Pre-COVID-19, we had announced plans to build Terminal 5 to cater to the longer-term growth of air travel. Amidst pandemic-fuelled uncertainties in 2020, the T5 project had taken a two-year pause. Given the current and projected recovery in air travel demand, we are restarting work on the T5 project. Depending on the pace of recovery, we expect to commence the construction of T5 in about two to three years, for T5 to be ready to meet the anticipated demand around the mid-2030s.
We are also investing in futureproofing Singapore’s air traffic management (ATM) capabilities through research and development. These advanced ATM capabilities will enable Singapore to continue providing Air Navigation Services (ANS) in the Singapore flight information region (FIR) at the highest levels of safety and efficiency, even amidst increasing operational complexities.