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Major works at Changi's T1 as Jewel shapes up

Airport may move some shops out to boost passenger handling capacity

Published on Jul 7, 2014 7:39 AM
Artist's impression of the Jewel, to open in 2018, at Changi Airport. -- PHOTO: CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP 

Major works are expected at Terminal 1 in the coming months during the development of Changi Airport's new "Jewel" complex.

The largely retail building, to open in 2018, will be erected on the site of T1's current open-air carpark, though minimal disruption is expected in the meantime.

The airport is considering moving some shops and restaurants out of T1, which will be linked to Jewel, to make more room for passenger processing and boost total handling capacity from 21 million passengers a year now to 24 million.

The T1 planning team is also looking at getting rid of the existing check-in rows and building new ones as it pushes for more self check-in and other facilities.

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