How old is Singapore airport?
Singapore Changi Airport became operational on 1 July 1981 and was officially opened five months later on 29 December. The first flight, SQ 101, which carried 140 passengers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, touched down at 7.10 am on 1 July 1981.
How did Changi Airport get its name?
Changi is an area located at the easternmost part of Singapore. Its name is believed to be derived from the Chengai tree, a tall tree that used to grow in the district. Landmarks in the area include Changi International Airport, Changi Prison and Changi Village, with Changi Point at its heart.
What is Changi airport famous for?
Today, Changi Airport is renowned for its unrivalled passenger experiences, which have become synonymous with global connectivity, clockwork efficiency and unique, thoughtful services.