What Does it Look Like When the Best Airport in the World Builds a Brand New Terminal?

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    Singapore’s Changi airport tops most lists of ‘Best Airport in the World’ and for good reason.

    It features several gardens, including a butterfly garden. The shopping — and food options — are hard to match. There’s even a movie theater. You can take a free transit tour. And there’s a Crowne Plaza hotel linked to terminal 3 via covered walkway, and a transit hotel which doesn’t require clearing immigration.

    Changi airport opened terminal 3, the home for the bulk of Singapore Airlines fights and especially their long haul operations in 2008 (they are not the sole occupants of the terminal).

    The 2006 Budget terminal was opened in 2006 — and closed 6 years later. It will be replaced with a brand new ‘terminal 4′ expected to open in 2017.

    A rendering of the new terminal 4 was released yesterday:


    It sure isn’t Washington Dulles.

    Cathay Pacific is expected to be the first airline to occupy terminal 4 when it opens.

    The airport is already planning for a terminal 5…


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