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Singapore Aims to Be Asia’s Busiest International Airport

  • Restoring traffic at Changi is key for Singapore’s economy
  • Changi leading Seoul, Hong Kong in international passengers
Travelers walk through the transit area at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Travelers walk through the transit area at Changi Airport in Singapore.Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg
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Changi Airport was crowned the world’s best aerodrome for 15 years straight prior to Covid based on its superior traveler offerings and high-tech customer service. Now it’s readying to welcome back visitors en masse, hoping improvements made during the pandemic will cement its status as Asia’s premier aviation hub.

Most of the shops at the two Changi terminals that are operating have reopened and business partners like Singapore Airlines Ltd. and ground handling and catering outfit SATS Ltd. are hiring in anticipation of a travel rebound, seeking to avoid the labor shortage-induced snarls of Australia and Europe. New technology is being applied that’s taking contactless service to the next level.