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 airlines–Tiger Airways, Berjaya Air, Firefly, Cebu Pacific, and South East Asian Airlines–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.