Terminal 2 at Singapore Changi Airport will begin to reopen – in a small fashion at least – from the end of this month, having been shuttered in May 2020 due to falling traffic levels caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The closure has also been allowing the airport to accelerate the terminal’s expansion and renovation works, set to increase capacity to 28 million on completion, while of course also saving on operating costs at a time of low passenger demand.
A reopening has been on the cards, however, with Transport Minister S. Iswaran confirming in March this year that the facility would “be progressively opened” during the course of 2022.
Part of T2 arrivals to reopen on 29 May
From 29th May 2022 a small section of Terminal 2’s southern section (closest to T4) will reopen, primarily to cater for peak-hour arrivals normally handled in Terminal 3.
Passengers will arrive at contact gates in T2, and be processed through immigration at the terminal, reclaiming any checked luggage from one of only three completed baggage reclaim belts, before proceeding to T2’s arrival area.
Unfortunately this will add more confusion for those heading to the airport to collect passengers from flights, with SIA arrivals already split between Terminals 3 and 1, and now potentially taking place in Terminal