Flights resume at Changi Airport Terminal 2 after fire

Firefighters at Changi Airport on Tuesday 16 May. Photo: AFP

Normal operations resumed at Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 3am on Wednesday (17 May) after a fire broke out in the terminal.

Changi Airport said in a Facebook post that IndiGo 6E54 departed at 5:40am. Shops also re-opened Wednesday morning.

“We apologise to passengers for the inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience. We extend our thanks and appreciation to the many members of the Changi Airport community who helped us to manage the situation and to restore normal operations as quickly as possible,” said the airport’s statement.

CAG said a fire alarm in T2 had been activated at about 5.40pm on Tuesday due to “smoke coming through the air vents”. It added that the source of the fire had been identified and that the situation was under control.

A separate Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force said that the “small fire” that occurred in the departure area of Terminal 2 had been put out by its officers using a hosereel jet.

According to Changi Airport Group (CAG), about 40 fights were affected by the delay. Two people were sent to hospital for observation, and another four were attended to at the Terminal 3 clinic, said CAG.

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