Changi Airport to temporarily close Runway 2; will operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from October 2020

SINGAPORE, 2019-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced today (Nov 04, 2019) that Changi Airport will operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from 25 October 2020.

To ensure the safety of flight operations, Runway 2 will be closed temporarily for the next phase of infrastructure works for the Changi East project. These works are needed to complete Changi Airport’s fifth terminal, the Changi East Industrial Zone and supporting facilities by the early 2030s, and to operationalise a three-runway system by the mid-2020s.

A longer taxiing time can be expected for flights assigned to Runway 3. CAG will work closely with stakeholders including the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, airlines and ground handlers to ensure a smooth and safe transition of runway operations at Changi.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.

The world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. The airport’s latest gem, Jewel Changi Airport, opened in April 2019 and now attracts millions of visitors every month. Including Jewel, Changi Airport’s retail and dining offerings total more than 500 stores and over 260 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.

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Source: Changi Airport