Changi Airport will begin construction of its fifth terminal in 2025, as land preparation and drainage works at Changi East comes to a conclusion.
In an update today, transport minister S Iswaran said the new terminal will be operational around the mid-2030s.
The project was frozen earlier due to the pandemic, and the facility underwent a redesign to be able to operate more safely and flexibly during a pandemic.
In support of the development, the Singapore government has injected an additional S$2 billion (US$1.48 billion) into the Changi Airport Development fund.
In a CNA report today, Iswaran said Changi Airport Group and airport stakeholders have worked out “operational plans” to be ready for additional flights and passengers at the other terminals in the run-up to Terminal 5.
The aviation workforce currently stands at about 90 per cent of pre-pandemic levels, with a full recovery expected by this year, he said.