Changi at a glance
- 58.7 million passengers in 2016
- 7,000 flights every week
- 380 connected cities worldwide
- * 33 donation boxes around the airport
- 1,216 bronze drops make up Kinetic Rain, the airport’s moving sculpture
- * 1.97 million cargo tonnage in 2016
Changi Airport is a lot more than somewhere to just pass through; thanks to its considerable attractions and distractions, it’s a destination in itself. Changi has even been named ‘Best Airport in the World’ 29 times in a row at the Business Traveller awards. (Expect plenty of in-airport celebrations this year, if it lands 30 consecutive successes.)
Changi’s trophy-stuffed cabinet isn’t surprising, when you factor in its 360 retail outlets, free 24-hour cinemas, themed indoor and outdoor gardens (one dedicated to butterflies, one to orchids, one to sunflowers, one to cacti), beauty and wellness offerings, kids’ playgrounds, food courts, art and sculptures, dizzying choice of bars, restaurants and cafés and other lures – all spread across three impressive terminals. Eating options at Changi Airport include noodle houses and delicious Hong Kong-style dessert bars; there’s even a swimming pool, if you need to work off some calories after your meal.
Passengers flying to Changi Airport with Singapore Airlines can enjoy spending their Changi Dollar Voucher: a retail voucher (valued from S$20) offered by Singapore Airlines to use in Changi Airport, as part of the Changi Transit Programme. The voucher is valid for use across almost all retailers, including the Ambassador Transit Lounge, food and drink outlets and even duty-free.
If you have at least five hours in transit at Changi, get a taste of Singapore on one of Singapore Airlines’ free 2.5-hour guided tours, which depart daily. Alternatively, gad about Singapore on the SIA Hop-on Bus – free for passengers who have bought a Singapore Stopover Holiday or Singapore Explorer Pass. Singapore Airlines’ Singapore Stopover Holidays give passengers access to a great selection of 3- or 5-star hotels and more than 15 top attractions, plus free airport transfers and free rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus.
Present your boarding pass within one month of travel, and you’ll also get exclusive discounts on Singapore hotel stays, car rentals, restaurants, boutiques, shopping malls and other tourist attractions. The Lion City awaits.
To make the best of your stay in Singapore, book a stopover package with Singapore Airlines!