Changi Terminal 4 Open – Home in Singapore for 9 airlines.
Changi Terminal 4 opened on Tuesday (31 October – sorry I am late with this, but I got a bit overexcited by the Singapore Airlines A380 interior leaks!), with initial flights on Cathay Pacific (CX659 from Hong Kong) and Korean Air arriving. The first departure was CX650 at 0650 bound for Hong Kong.
There will be 9 airlines using T4 – built on the former site of the ‘low cost’ terminal:
- Cathay Pacific
- Korean Air
- Cebu Pacific (2 November)
- Spring Airlines (2 November)
- AirAsia Group (four airlines – 7 November)
- Vietnam Airlines (7 November)
If you are flying from Australia on Qantas, then you will arrive at Terminal 1, and if on Virgin Australia, at T2, so you may need to transfer to Terminal 4 if travelling with any of these airlines. Fortunately the Changi Airport website has a very good page on transferring between terminals, or getting to T4 from Singapore. Just scroll down to see all the transfer possiblities.
It looks like T4 will be the usual airport shopping centre (with opening specials), although it does have some character touches, like a recreation of Singaporean Shop Houses.
Images provided by the Changi Airport Corporation
Cathay has opened a new lounge in the Terminal, and John Ollila from Lobby Lounge is claiming to be its first customer. He is not entirely complimentary, but that maybe because it doesn’t have a bar (what kind of lounge is this!!!). Actually, it does have self serve beer, wine and champagne, so most will survive.
Would love to hear your impressions if you visit the terminal in the next few weeks.