The Big Story: S'pore to negotiate air travel bubbles with safe countries; Changi drops from 7th to 58th on busiest airport list

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On Tuesday (Oct 6), Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung shared plans on how to help to the aviation sector, in his ministerial statement in Parliament.

These plans include negotiating Air Travel Bubbles with safe countries or regions, on top of other measures like unilaterally lifting border restrictions and the reciprocal green lane arrangements.

Changi Airport will also set up a dedicated Covid-19 testing laboratory that will supplement an existing facility at the airport.

Mr Ong also revealed that Changi Airport has dropped from 7th to 58th on the busiest airport list, and is now serving just 1.5 per cent of its usual passenger volume.

News editor Karamjit Kaur shares more on what stood out for her in Mr Ong's speech, and how Changi Airport can bounce back.

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