Singapore – First announced in 2013, Changi Airport’s Terminal 5 (T5) is a project undertaken by the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Changi Airport Group (CAG).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the T5 project was paused for two years. During this time, MOT, CAAS and CAG re-assessed the trajectory of aviation growth, and reviewed T5’s design to make it more modular, and to enhance its resilience and sustainability.
Following Singapore’s reopening, air travel demand has recovered strongly at Changi Airport. Beyond the immediate recovery, the long-term prospects for aviation also remain bright. In particular, the International Air Transport Association has projected that the Asia-Pacific would be the fastest-growing region for air travel over the next two decades.
To secure Singapore’s capacity to ride on the long-term growth of aviation, work on the T5 project has resumed. CAG is re-mobilising the design and engineering consultants to refine the T5 design. Construction is expected to commence in about two years, for T5 to be operational around the mid-2030s.
T5 will be located within the 1,080-hectare Changi East development that is almost as big as the land area of today’s Changi Airport. It will be able to handle about 50 million passengers per year, and will be designed with the flexibility to be built in two phases, in line with traffic growth.
This additional capacity from T5 will strengthen Changi Airport’s position as a premier air hub for the region and beyond, and will ensure that future generations of Singaporeans can continue to benefit from Changi’s global connectivity.
- A resilient airport that can handle the future pandemics more nimbly
- A green and sustainable terminal building
- Designed for the deployment of automation at scale
- A place connecting all Singaporeans