SINGAPORE, 25 November 2015: Changi Airport recently received its 500th Best Airport award and to celebrate the milestone, it served complimentary cups of coffee to passengers and airport staff in the mornings of 24 and 25 November.
Changi Airport’s management said it was a gesture to thank both passengers and airport staff for their unwavering support over the years.
The coffee serve was provided personally by 16 leaders from Changi Airport Group (CAG) and various airport agencies.
Commenting on amassing 500 Best Airport awards, CAG CEO, Lee Seow Hiang, said it was a “special gift to the nation as we draw near to the close of our celebrations for SG50.”
Since Changi Airport opened in 1981, it has been receiving accolades for the Changi Experience, recognised for its facilities and amenities, service quality, as well as approach to travel retail.
Changi Airport has received 22 accolades so far this year. Notable awards include World’s Best Airport by Skytrax which Changi has won a total of six times including a hat-trick from 2013 to 2015, and Business Traveller’s Best Airport in the World for 28 consecutive years since 1988.
Today, Changi Airport is the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic with 54.1 million passengers passing through its gates in 2014.
Changi Airport’s Terminal 4 is set to open its doors in 2017 and will offer innovations in terminal design and the passenger travel experience.
Terminal 5 will come online in the mid-2020s and once open it will extend the airport’s capacity to about 135 million passengers per year.
This, together with a third runway, will better position Changi to capture growth opportunities in air travel in the coming decades.