What is Changi East?
Changi East is a major infrastructural project to ensure that Changi Airport has the capacity to meet growing passenger and airfreight traffic. It is Singapore’s bold strategy to sustain the aviation sector’s competitive edge for the long term, and will consolidate Changi’s position as a premier global air hub.
The Changi East project includes three main programmes – a three-runway system, a network of tunnels and systems and Terminal 5.
Why do we need Changi East?
Air travel is expanding. Singaporeans are travelling more. Similarly, across the Asia Pacific, air travel is expected to triple over the next two decades.
Through Changi Airport, Singapore has benefited from this growth, allowing Singaporeans to visit more destinations, whilst bringing in jobs, tourists and investments to Singapore. However, Changi Airport is approaching its design capacity.
Therefore, we will need the Changi East development to handle the projected growth in air travel, and ensure that travelers to and from Singapore can fly safely, efficiently, and pleasantly. By doing so, we will secure Singapore's position as the premier air hub for the Asia Pacific.
How will Changi East development be funded?
Changi East will be financed through a joint contribution model comprising the Singapore Government, Changi Airport Group and airport users.
Airport Development Levy
The Airport Development Levy (ADL) will be levied on passengers departing Changi Airport.
The ADL will be collected on air tickets issued on or after 1 July 2018. Passengers will pay the ADL as part of their air ticket fare.
Origin-Destination: Passengers who depart from Changi Airport to another destination.
Transit: Passengers arriving and departing on the same aircraft with the same flight number within 24 hours of scheduled time of arrival, to a country other than the country from which he embarked.
Transfer: Passengers arriving and departing on the same or different aircraft, with different flight numbers, within 24 hours of scheduled time of arrival, to a country other than the country from which he embarked.
Examples of ADL Rates Payable by Departing Passengers
SIN – Singapore Changi Airport
ABC, DEF – Sample airport destinations
Other Useful Information
a. MOT-CAAS Media Release: New Airport Development Levy From 1 July 2018 - New Airport Development Levy From 1 July 2018
b. CAG Media Release: Revision of Aeronautical Fees at Changi Airport - Revision of aeronautical fees at Changi Airport