Changi Airport to close Terminal 4 temporarily from 16 May; SkyTrain services reduced

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Automated immigration control gates are seen at Changi airport's Terminal 4 in Singapore April 30, 2018.      REUTERS/Thomas White
Automated immigration control gates at Changi Airport's Terminal 4. The terminal will close temporarily beginning on 16 May 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Thomas White)

SINGAPORE — Changi Airport said on Tuesday (12 May) that it would temporarily close Terminal 4 (T4) from Saturday onwards, after having already suspended operations at Terminal 2 because of decreased flight traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) said terminal operations were being consolidated to optimise resources, and so that the company and its airport partners could continue to save on running costs such as utilities and cleaning.

Airlines currently based in T4 will operate out of T1 or T3 instead.

Stores and restaurants in T4 will close and the shuttle bus service connecting to T3 will be suspended until operations there resume.

CAG said operations at the terminal would resume when air travel demand picks up.

Because of the low demand, Skytrain services across the airport have been reduced. Visitors and staff can continue to use the MRT link bridge between T3 and T2, and the link bridges leading to Jewel Changi Airport. Taxi stands at T1 and T3 will be consolidated, with one serving each terminal.

CAG said F&B outlets at the terminals that are still open remain open for takeaways during the current circuit breaker period in Singapore. Essential services such as pharmacies are also open to serve airport staff and the public in the airport’s public areas, including Jewel.

In April, Changi Airport handled 25,200 passenger movements and 3,870 aircraft movements, said CAG. Airfreight throughput for the month stood at 96,500 tonnes.

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