Changi Airport to penalise airlines that don't watch the clock

It is important for Changi Airport to use its two runways effectively, said industry experts. When flights come in early or late, it puts pressure not just on air navigation systems but also on air traffic controllers who have to manage more flights
It is important for Changi Airport to use its two runways effectively, said industry experts. When flights come in early or late, it puts pressure not just on air navigation systems but also on air traffic controllers who have to manage more flights during a specific time block.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Habitual latecomers and early birds face fines of up to $100k and risk losing landing slots

Travellers at Changi Airport can expect fewer delays even as the skies become more crowded, with penalties to be rolled out in the coming months for the first time to punish airlines that do not watch the clock.

The Straits Times has learnt that not only habitual latecomers, but also early birds who too end up disrupting schedules will face a fine of up to $100,000 and risk losing their landing slots.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Changi to penalise airlines that don't watch the clock'. Print Edition | Subscribe