As we mentioned back in July this year, SIA’s budget subsidiary Scoot is on the move at Changi. From 22nd October 2019 all Scoot flights will arrive into Terminal 1, while the airline’s departures will switch to Terminal 1 from 5.15am onwards on the same day.
Scoot is advising passengers that all its flights will arrive in T1 from 00.01am onwards on 22nd October 2019.
TR431 from Kuching at 11.55pm on 21st October 2019 will be the last arrival with passengers processed through T2.
That means TR895, landing at 00.05am from Osaka via Kaoshiung, and all flights after that, will arrive in T1.
For departures there will still be six flights processed through T2 between midnight and 3am on 22nd October 2019, and you must check in there if you are flying on them.
The final T2 departure will be TR156 to Shenyang, departing at 2.55am.
TR100 departing at 5.15am to Guangzhou will be first T1 departure, with check in at T1. All subsequent Scoot services will then also check in and depart from T1.
Where to check in
The Scoot check in desks and self-service kiosks in Terminal 1 are located at rows 5, 6 and 7, which means car drop-off at entrance 2 or entrance 3.
This is also directly opposite the main entrance to Jewel, in case you are using the early check in facility.
The T1 car park is now incorporated into Jewel. Short-term parking is available on levels B2 and B2M, which is at the regular rate but then becomes very expensive after 90 minutes. For longer stays, park at B3 to B5.
If you’re arriving by MRT you’ll have to take the SkyTrain to T1 from there. You can do that either via the T2 or T3 MRT exits, but the T3 one is slightly closer as it arrives at the ‘correct’ side of the T1 departure check in hall.
If you’re flying with Scoot and have purchased the ‘Scoot-in-Style’ add-on you are currently entitled to access the SATS Premier Lounge in Terminal 2 prior to your flight when departing from Singapore, or transiting Singapore between connecting flights on the same itinerary.
This lounge arrangement will switch to the SATS Premier Lounge in Terminal 1 for all departures from 5.15am on 22nd October 2019.
After immigration make a left turn then go up the first escalator to the right. You’ll find the SATS lounge located in between the Qantas Singapore Lounge and the British Airways Lounge, on level 3.
The lounge is open 24 hours a day.
Most of our readers have a Priority Pass or similar lounge access membership through their credit cards, so it’s worth mentioning the full list of third-party lounges in Jewel / T1 which are part of these programmes:
- Changi Lounge (Jewel – see our review)
- Dnata Lounge
- Plaza Premium Lounge (see our review)
- SATS Premier Lounge
Unfortunately you won’t be able to access any of the airline-operated lounges in T1 when travelling on a Scoot flight, including the Qantas, British Airways or Thai Airways options.
(Cover Photo: Scoot)