Changi Airport’s Budget Terminal will close on September 25 to make way for Terminal 4, a more upscale hub for budget airlines. Construction of the new terminal is scheduled to begin next year and it is expected to open by 2017. The affected airlinesâ€“Tiger Airways, Berjaya Air, Firefly, Cebu Pacific, and South East Asian Airlinesâ€“will be moved to Terminal 2 while the facility is built. The new terminal, which will have the capacity to service 16 million passengers per year, will feature a range of medium- to high-end retail and food outlets.
The Budget Terminal was built in 2006, and its capacity had to be doubled a mere two years later.