Expansion and renovation work at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (T2) will commence after the Chinese New Year holidays, marking the beginning of a multi-year expansion project to increase its handling capacity.
Facilities and amenities nearing the end of their shelf lives will also be replaced, Changi Airport Group said in a press statement.
“The expansion and renovation works will rejuvenate T2, while the upgrades in the key operating infrastructure such as the baggage handling systems will enhance the terminal’s capacity and efficiency, allowing us to serve more airlines and passengers when the works are completed," said Tan Lye Teck, CAG’s Executive Vice President of Airport Management.
Last refurbished in 2006, the refreshed T2 will sport more greenery and natural elements, keeping with Changi’s signature garden theme in its terminals. The refurbished T2 Departure Hall will feature more automated check-in kiosks and bag drop machines.
The two flight information display flip boards will be retired, and the Orchid Garden at the Departure Transit Hall will be closed to make way for a new garden.
For the dining outlets in the public area of the airport, McDonald’s in the Arrival Hall will close on January 31, 2020. Meanwhile Starbucks, in the Departure Hall will cease operations in April 2020.
The remaining F&B outlets in T2’s public areas will remain open for passengers and visitors until the later phases of the expansion works. With the refurbishment, a new cluster of F&B kiosks will offer additional quick bites options at the south end of the Arrival Hall.
"T2 will continue to operate and welcome passengers, even as we work to minimise disruption to operations and inconvenience to passengers and visitors,” Tan added.