Changi Airport Terminal 4 Open House & Sneak Preview

Changi Airport Terminal 4 is now ready to greet the world. Yay! When I first heard that T4 will hold an open house for the public between Aug 7 – 20, I quickly booked the tour. Due to overwhelming response (as I’ve expected), the site was down several times but fortunately, we managed to secure a slot on Aug 9 – which is our National Day holiday.  🙂

Before I bring you for a sneak peek into the newly-built terminal, here are some fun facts about T4 that you should know.

Changi Airport Terminal 4
This greenwall facade, draped with 16,000 plants, greets visitors as they approach Terminal 4’s departure kerbside. (Photo: Changi Airport’s Facebook Page)

Fun Facts about Changi Airport Terminal 4

1. T4 occupies about 225,000m2. It is about half the size of Terminal 3 but has a capacity that is two-thirds.

2. T4 redefines passengers’ travel experience with fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives. This self-service process of check-in, bag-drop, departure immigration as well as boarding at T4 will be fully-automated (most interesting part – will share about it later).

3. T4 is a flagship terminal for innovation, new technology and new operations concepts. Passengers will continue to enjoy the facilities, amenities, dining and F&B offerings at Changi Airport with notable improvements to productivity and operational efficiency.

4. The centerpiece of T4, Petalclouds, is a grand-scale kinetic sculpture. It consists of six structures suspended 200m across the Central Galleria and it can be seen from the Departure Check-in Hall, Transit Area and Arrival Hall. Its movement is synchronised to animated lighting and music too.

5. Nine airlines will operate about 800 flights a week to over 20 destinations, and serve about eight million passengers a year at T4. As of now, the confirmed ones are Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Spring Airlines.

Now, I’m sure you’ve been wowed by these impressive facts about the new T4. Can’t wait to see more? Come, let’s go!  😀

Changi Airport Terminal 4 Overview

Changi Airport Terminal 4
A high ceiling with no interior columns in the departure hall gives travellers a clear line of sight. (Photo: Changi Airport’s Facebook Page)

The first thing I noticed about T4 departure hall is its high ceiling with virtually no interior columns. Thus, the entryway is open, spacious and clean – which I like very much. There’s also plenty of natural lights from the unique petal-shaped skylights. It’s a totally different ‘feel’ as compared to the other 3 terminals.