Scoot to move operations from Changi Airport T2 to T1 in 2019

Scoot Airlines will move its operations from Changi Airport Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 in 2019. (FILE PHOTO: Reuters/Edgar Su)

Low-cost airline Scoot announced on Thursday (15 November) that it will be moving its operations from Changi Airport Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 in the last quarter of 2019.

The move will allow the budget carrier to use T1’s upgraded facilities to provide a better experience to its customers, according to a media statement.

Changi Airport has been upgrading its oldest terminal, expanding its passenger handling capacity for future growth. For example, the recently-refurbished Departure Hall features a central Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) Zone where passengers can check in and drop off their bags at the self-service automated machines.

The upgrading works are expected to be completed next year, with the Arrival level being integrated with the upcoming Jewel Changi Airport building. The Baggage Claim Hall will also have more belts to serve more arriving flights.

Lee Lik Hsin, Scoot’s chief executive officer, said, “The move to T1 will be beneficial for several reasons, chief of which being that it will allow us to continue serving our growing customer base comfortably and meet their needs for a fast and fuss-free pre-flight experience.

“We are working hard to achieve a seamless transition for our customers, employees and service partners, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to our new home in T1 next year.”

More details of Scoot’s move to T1 will be announced in due course.

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