The Covid-19 pandemic may have put a temporary halt to business travel but that has not stopped Changi Airports International (CAI) from continuing to provide its consultancy services to other airports through innovative methods.
In June 2020, CAI subsidiary Changi Airport Planners and Engineers (CAPE) conducted its first-ever virtual training for participants from Xiamen International Airport and Fujian Panport Airport Construction (FPAC), which is currently building new terminals for Xiamen and Fuzhou International Airports in China. FPAC had approached CAPE as it was keen to learn about the considerations that had gone into designing, building and operating Changi Airport.
More than 80 staff from FPAC attended the training, which comprised three days of interactive lectures that were broadcast from Singapore to separate conference rooms in both Xiamen and Fuzhou, in keeping with safe distancing measures. The team of six trainers from CAPE shared their expertise on a diverse range of airport planning topics such as airport master planning, terminal experience design and optimization of capacity efficiency, following which the participants had the opportunity to ask questions.