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Changi Airport Terminal 4 will reopen on 13 September, Jetstar to relocate in October

Terminal 4 at Changi Airport will reopen on 13th September 2022, with 16 airlines moving across to the facility, including a surprise move for Jetstar from late October.

Last month we reported on Changi Airport Group’s announcement that it would reopen Terminal 4 in September 2022, thanks to a significant boost in travel demand after Singapore reopened her borders to fully vaccinated travellers from around the world.

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Now there’s confirmation of an official reopening date for the facility of 13th September 2022, with sixteen airlines moving across to the terminal by late October 2022, including a surprise move for Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Australia.

The reopening of Terminal 4 in time for the northern winter season will primarily relieve the pressure from Terminal 1, with most airlines making the move from there.

Terminal 4’s check-in hall. (Photo: Changi Airport Group)

Which airlines are moving to T4?

Here’s the full list of airlines moving to Terminal 4, based on the date their operations will shift from the existing terminals for each carrier.

Airlines moving to Changi T4

Airline Current
Terminal
Relocation date
Cathay_Pacific Cathay Pacific
(CX)
T1 13 September
Korean_Air Korean Air
(KE)
T1 13 September
AirAsia AirAsia
(AK, FD, QZ, Z2)
T1 15 September
Bamboo Airways
(QH)
T1 20 September
Cebu_Pacific_Air Cebu Pacific
(5J)
T1 20 September
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is HK_Express-small.png HK Express
(UO)
T1 20 September
Jeju_Air Jeju Air
(7C)
T1 20 September
Juneyao_Airlines Juneyao Airlines
(HO)
T1 20 September
VietJetAir VietJet
(VJ, VZ)
T3 22 September
Vietnam Airlines
(VN)
T3 22 September
Jetstar
(3K, JQ)
T1 25 October

As you can see, practically all former T4 operators are making their way back to the terminal in September, with the addition of Bamboo Airways and HK Express who started operating at Changi since T4’s temporary closure in May 2020.

The biggest surprise is the addition of Jetstar Asia (3K) and Jetstar Australia (JQ) to the list of T4 tenants, with the group’s operations being split from parent company Qantas from 25th October this year.

Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Australia will move to Changi’s Terminal 4 in October 2022. (Photo: Pascal Renet)

This isn’t great news for Jetstar’s connecting passengers, since the carrier interlines with several T1 operators, not least Qantas and Emirates.

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Jetstar passengers holding Qantas Platinum One, Platinum or Gold status will also have a much harder job of using the Qantas First Class and Business Class lounges over in T1 prior to their departure as a result of this move, with a ride on the airside shuttle bus adding to their journey time and cutting down on all-important lounge time.

It’s going to be a long trek for Qantas Gold status holders flying in Jetstar to use the T1 Business Lounge. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Which airlines aren’t moving back?

The following airlines that formerly operated to and from Terminal 4 have not yet restarted passenger flights at Changi since the onset of the pandemic.

At the time of writing these carriers have also not announced any plans to fly to Singapore again by September 2022, when T4 reopens.

T4 Airlines yet to restart operations at Changi

Airline Notes
AirAsia AirAsia X
(D7)
Operated 14 times weekly to Kuala Lumpur using Airbus A330s
Go Air*
(G8)
Operated 4 times weekly to Bengaluru and 3 times weekly to Kolkata using Airbus A320s*
GX_Airlines GX Airlines
(GX)
Operated 7 times weekly to Nanning and 7 times weekly to Lanzhou using Airbus A320s
Hainan_Airlines Hainan Airlines
(HU)
Operated 3 times weekly to Haikou using Boeing 737-800s
Regent_Airlines Regent Airways
(RX)
Operated 3 times weekly to Dhaka using Boeing 737-700s