Singapore Changi Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the primary civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. It is currently the Worlds Best Airport, for the fifth year and counting and is one of the worlds busiest airports by international passenger traffic. The airport is located in Changi, at the end of Singapore, approximately 17.2 kilometres northeast from Marina Bay. It is operated by Changi Airport Group and it is the base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Scoot, Tigerair, Jetstar Asia Airways. Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. Each week, about 7,000 flights land or depart from Changi, or about one every 90 seconds, for the 2016 full-year figures published by the airport, the airport handled 58,698,039 passengers, the most in its 35-year history. This made it the sixth busiest airport by passenger traffic in the world. In December 2016, Changi Airport registered a total of 5.68 million passenger movements and its daily record was also broken on the Saturday before Christmas, with more than 202,359 passengers passing through during the 24 hours. In addition to being an important passenger hub, the airport is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world, the total number of commercial aircraft movements increased by 4. 1% from the previous year to 360,490 in 2016. The airport has won over 533 awards since 1981, including 26 Best Airport awards in just 2016 alone, Changi Airport has three main passenger terminals, arranged in an elongated inverted U shape. Currently the airport has a total annual handling capacity of 66 million passengers. Terminal 1 opened in 1981, located at the northern end, Terminal 2 in 1990, located to the eastern side. Terminal 3 in 2008, located to the western side, there is also a privately run luxury terminal called the JetQuay CIP Terminal. It is similar to the Lufthansa First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport, the Budget Terminal, opened on 26 March 2006 and closed on 25 September 2012. Terminal 4, which will be ready by 2017, built on the site of the former Budget Terminal, Terminal 5 is set to be ready in the mid-2020s. It will be able to handle 50 million passenger movements per annum, the airport terminal structure will almost be larger than all the previous terminals combined, built on reclaimed land to the east of the present terminals. Jewel Changi Airport set to open in early 2019, is a structure interconnecting Terminals 1,2 &3. Part of the project will help expand Terminal 1 to handle 28 million passengers per year, as all passenger traffic out of the airport is international in nature, the three major terminals in operation are equipped with immigration-processing facilities for international travel
Terminal 2 Check-in area
Terminal 3 airside area
Aerial view of Singapore Changi Airport. The forested area to the right of the airfield has since been cleared for Terminal 5.