2 Main Airports in Singapore - Changi Airport & Seletar Airport

Singapore's Changi Airport is the main airport serving Singapore. Rated world's best airport for 8 years in a row, the Changi Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia and also one of the world's busiest airport. Located at the eastern end of Singapore, the Changi Airport serves over 100 airlines operating to and from 400 cities around the world, more than 65.6 million passengers passing through the airport of Singapore every year. The other airport in Singapore is the Seletar Airport but it is used only for chartered flights, private aircraft operations and training purposes.

1. Changi International Airport

Changi Airport Singapore
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The 8th consecutive winner of Skytrax's 'World’s Best Airport' award, Changi International Airport is the world’s leading airport and growing exceptionally well with a vibrant and safe air hub. This stunning airport of Singapore started a revolution right from when it became operational on 30th June 1981 by introducing the first-ever airport garden in the world and also the first to allow passengers to make free phone calls in the city prior to travelling. Presently, Changi Airport continues its journey of 'first-ever' by introducing the world's largest indoor waterfall inside the airport.

Operating 4 terminals currently and a 5th on its way soon, along with 3 runways and 8 airfreight terminals ready in the next decade, Changi is ready to face the next generation of aviation.

Services and Facilities 

Changi International Airport is a tourist attraction itself. With the opening of the new Jewel - a shopping hub inside the airport – the place now looks more than just a transit hub. Visitors can shop from luxury brand stores, eat at world-class restaurants, stay at 5-star hotels, and engage in all sorts of leisurely activities. With a great focus on aesthetics and community, the Jewel at Changi Airport would make you want to choose Singapore as a layover while travelling.

There's a lot to see at this massive airport in Singapore spread over 304,000 sq ft. Make sure to check out Kinetic Rain Sculpture, swim at the airport pool, ride down slides at T3, relax and spend some time at free massage parlours, and visit Butterfly Garden and Sunflower Garden.

Airlines with direct flights connecting Changi Airport from India:
Singapore Airlines, IndiGo, Air India
Other major airlines operating to and from Changi Airport: Emirates, Bangkok Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Thai AirAsia, Korean Air, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Air Mauritius, China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Finnair, United Airlines, and more.
Address: Airport Blvd, Singapore

Distance from the main points in the city

Changi International Airport is located on the easternmost side of Singapore and is easily accessible by taxis, MRTs, and public buses.

2. Seletar Airport

Selatar Singapore
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Seletar Airport in Singapore was built in 1929 and was used as a military base. It was taken under the Changi Airport group in 2009 and now serves as a transit hub for commercial flights, private charters, freights, medical evacuation, maintenance and repair of flights, and more.

Spread over 160 hectares, this Singapore airport is located on the northeastern side of the city. Although all commercial operations of flights happen over at Changi International Airport, the Seletar airport is said to expand and serve as a full-fledged airport in Singapore. This would also decongest Changi, which is one of the busiest airports in the world.

Services and Facilities 

The services and facilities over at Seletar have improved. Now there are more check-in counters, a cosy cafe, and plenty of seating area at the departure gate.
Operators: Firefly Airlines of Malaysia run 2 flights to and from Subang
Address: Singapore Seletar Airport21 Seletar Aerospace Road 1Singapore 797405

Distance from the main points in the city

Seletar Airport can be reached by public bus service number 102. The bus stop is located only 50 meters from the terminal. You can also reach the airport via private taxis and MRT.
  • Sentosa Island - 24.4 km Universal Studios - 23.1 km
  • Marina Bay Sands - 19.2 km
  • Gardens by the Bay - 20.2 km 
  • Merlion - 19.8 km km
  • Chinatown - 18.5 km 

Paya Lebar Airport

Located at Paya Lebar, the Payar Lebar Airport is the military airbase of Republic of Singapore Air Force. This airport was originally constructed in 1954 as Singapore International Airport to replace the Kallang Airport. However, following the relocation of Singapore's main airport to Changi, the command of Paya Lebar Airport was transferred to Republic of Singapore Air Force in 1980.

Kallang Airport

The first civilian international airport of Singapore, Kallang Airport is also known as Kallang Aerodrome, Kallang Airfield and RAF Kallang. Officially opened in 1937, it ceased operations in 1955 when the international airport was shifted to Changi.

Despite being one of the busiest in the world, the airports of Singapore are doing an amazing job in serving the passengers and making sure they leave the city with a smile. So when are you planning to take an airport tour of the City of Lions?

This post was published by Yash Saboo

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FAQs on Singapore

Which is the main airport in Singapore?

Changi International Airport is the main airport serving Singapore. It is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia and rated as the World's Best Airport every year since 2013. It is connected to all major destinations in the world with more than 100 airlines travelling to more than 380 cities. 

How many airports are there in Singapore?

There are two main passenger airports in Singapore - Singapore Changi Airport and Seletar Airport. These airports have maintained an unrivalled passenger experience since decades and now is synonymous with efficient global connectivity and quality services. 

Is Singapore Changi Airport operating?

The Terminal-2 of Changi Airport, which is the second busiest out of the four terminals, has been shut down since 1 May 2020. It is not expected to reopen at least until November 2021. 

What is Jewel Changi Airport?

Jewel Changi Airport is an entertainment and retail complex on the landside of the Changi Airport. Based on the theme of nature, it is connected to three passenger terminals. The main highlight is the Rain Vortex which is the world's tallest indoor waterfall. Jewel Changi houses more than 300 dining and retail facilities, gardens, a hotel and other small attractions.

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