Concept Plan of Terminal 5
Set to be one of the largest terminals in the world, Terminal 5 will be capable of handling 50 million passengers per annum in its initial phase, bringing Changi Airport’s total capacity to 135 million passengers per annum when completed in late 2020s. Terminal 5 will be connected to Terminals 1 to 3 to allow the expanded Changi Airport to be operated as a single, integrated airport without compromising on the ease of transfer between different terminals, passenger convenience and airfield operational efficiency. The terminal will also be connected to the Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network.
As part of the Changi East project, a three-runway system will also be implemented, to increase Changi’s runway capacity. An existing third runway, currently used by the military, will be extended to handle larger passenger aircraft. Almost 40km of new taxiways will be built to connect the third runway with the current two runways operated by the airport. These, coupled with new facilities such as navigation aids, airfield lighting systems and a fire station will further facilitate efficient aircraft movement.
To support the long-term growth of the logistics and aerospace industries, an industrial zone will also be developed, for airfreight and air express operators as well as MRO activities.