Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport has decided to temporarily close another terminal which is terminal 4 because of Covid-19 cancelling a large number of flights. It has done so to cut down electricity and labour costs.
Why has this taken place
This has occurred because Singapore was profoundly struck by the Covid-19 crisis and was experiencing low traffic of passengers and aircraft.Also, for safety reasons, the country has placed a ban on transiting passengers completely through Changi airport. This airport is a major stop for many flights in Southeast Asia and the world.
The right side of this decision
An advantage of this decision is that the airport can plan to upgrade the terminal and better it, without facing an interruption of disruption while working as there would not be any passengers.
The outcome of this decision
The fleet of Singapore airlines in 126 and only 16 passenger and cargo aircraft are operated. The number of operating aircraft are so low that the airport won’t need 3 additional terminals and facilities and amenities to work like the jewel fountain and such. For now, the airport has decided to keep terminals 1 and 3 open for incoming traffic. More to these devastating closures is that transporting systems and more will be reduced or shut down.
These terminals will only open when the demand for flights are back, which is unknown when it will happen. It is terrible to see most of our favourite airport temporarily shut down. Still, it’s for the better of everybody, and this will give Changi time to rejuvenate and improve.
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