VietJet Air to jumpstart operations in Changi Airport Terminal 4

February 08, 2018 | 16:00
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On March 6, Changi Airport Group scheduled the Vietjet Air’s shift of operations to Terminal 4 (T4) from Terminal 3 (T3) of Changi Airport, which would help reduce passengers’ time spent on transfer buses from the remote gate to the terminal as well as expand the Vietnam-based airline’s operations at Changi Airport.
vietjet air to jumpstart operations in changi airport terminal 4

The new terminal makes it faster for passengers to transfer from the gate to the terminal

Specifically, the relocation of the Vietnam-based airline to T4 was scheduled to follow the terminal’s recent addition of a new airline, JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, which would carry out daily aviation services from Singapore to Phnom Penh from January 25. Additionally, both Vietjet Air and JC would operate a total of 28 weekly flights in T4, serving more than 8.3 million passengers each year.

Previously, since October 31, 2017, Vietjet Air was reported to welcome over 1.6 million passengers and more than 9,400 flights thanks to its presence in Terminal 3.

Currently, T4 is home to 11 airlines, including Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and AirAsia, which connect flights among 21 destinations in the region. Opening the first flight to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014, VietJet Air was reported to have added the second daily flight to Ho Chi Minh and the first daily flight to Hanoi.

To date, Changi Airport provides seven connection flight routes from Singapore to three large cities of Vietnam (Danang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City) via 148 weekly flights. In 2017, Ho Chi Minh City was Changi’s eighth busiest route, welcoming more than 1.7 million passengers, which was 4.5 per cent up against 2016.

Since October 2017, with a floor area of 225,000 square metres, T4 offers new aviation experience with an innovative design and the latest technology.

In addition, passengers could enjoy a variety of international travel experiences, such as Changi Airport’s fast and seamless travel (FAST) option for departing passengers as well as exhibitions of art, local culture, and architecture at T4.

In 2016 alone, Changi Airport, the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic, was reported to serve 58.7 million passengers from around the globe, offering 400 retail and service stores as well as 140 food and beverage (F&B) outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting destinations in 400 cities around the world, the airport could operate about 7,200 flights every week, equivalent to about one flight every 80 seconds.

Founded in June 2009, Singapore’s Changi Airport Group Pte., Ltd. (CAG) was established as Changi Airport’s managing firm, focusing on the airport’s operation and management, air hub development, commercial activities, and airport emergency services, as well as investing in and managing foreign airports.

By Sam Luong

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