Jewel struggling to keep its shine with business still slow; retail sales at Changi terminals plunge 74%

Retail sales at Changi Airport's terminals have plunged 74 per cent this year.
Retail sales at Changi Airport's terminals have plunged 74 per cent this year.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - When the $1.7 billion Jewel Changi Airport opened its doors in April last year, it was to much fanfare and large crowds.

But a year and a half later, with leisure and business air travel practically disappearing amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the situation is markedly different.

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