Changi Airport Terminal 2 Reopens After Renovation

After three and a half years of construction and expansion efforts, Terminal 2 (T2) at Changi Airport has successfully reopened earlier than expected, reinstating four-terminal operations. The completion of T2 is a timely response to the growing capacity demands in anticipation of a full recovery to pre-COVID-19 travel levels by 2024. The T2 expansion project has increased Changi’s capacity by five million passengers per annum (mppa), elevating the airport’s total handling capacity to 90 mppa.

T2’s design concept draws inspiration from nature, with various elements throughout the terminal echoing natural themes. From ceiling designs mimicking natural terrain to wall finishes and carpet patterns, the terminal seamlessly incorporates elements of the natural world. Verdant columns adorned with a diverse range of plants create a tranquil and soothing ambiance, promoting relaxation for both passengers and visitors.

In the heart of the departure hall in T2 stands a 14-meter-tall digital installation called “The Wonderfall.” Surrounded by a vertical garden, this captivating display beautifully captures the raw beauty of nature, featuring a majestic waterfall cascading over massive boulders, immersing onlookers in a world of wonder.

Within the departure transit area, a new garden known as “Dreamscape” enchants with its captivating array of plants set against a carefully landscaped backdrop, enhanced by a “digital sky” that changes colors according to the time of day.

The T2 expansion project has increased the terminal’s floor space by more than 21,000 square meters to accommodate additional infrastructure, new systems, and expanded retail offerings. The introduction of a central common-use Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) zone has nearly doubled the number of automated check-in kiosks and bag drop machines. The immigration halls have also been expanded to support additional automated immigration lanes, allowing for more efficient passenger processing.