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Ensuring Singapore's aviation sector stays strong, viable

Jewel Changi Airport is an investment to grow traffic by making Singapore's airport more attractive to travellers.
Jewel Changi Airport is an investment to grow traffic by making Singapore's airport more attractive to travellers.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Global aviation and maritime leaders were in town this month. Insight looks at the challenges Singapore faces in both sectors and what it's doing to stay ahead of the competition. Here's a look at the aviation sector.

Not since the Trump-Kim summit last June has Singapore hogged international headlines. The opening of Jewel Changi Airport last Wednesday, after a six-day public preview for half a million people who had signed up for free tickets, made news across the world.

With 280 shops and dining outlets, a 40m indoor waterfall, a forest, and a playground equipped with sky nets and mazes that will open in June, Changi Airport has outdone itself, said many visitors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline 'Ensuring the aviation sector stays strong, viable'. Print Edition | Subscribe