Shahjalal International Airport - Wikipedia
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By the time construction and other works are completed aroundChangi Airport will have almost doubled to cover more than 2,ha, with enough room to eventually handle up to million passengers a year, compared with 82 million now.
The Changi East project - as the new development is referred to - is Singapore's most ambitious attempt, since Changi Airport opened on July 1,to cement the Republic's status as a key aviation hub for regional and global traffic.
The stakes are high. The aviation and maritime sectors jointly account for about 10 per cent of Singapore's gross domestic product and provide nearlyjobs.
A global airline body forecast that Singapore's total air passenger traffic and the number of aviation-related jobs could more than double in 20 years.
The move from Paya Lebar to Changi in was an enormous task: Yet, within a decade of the opening of Terminal 1, planners were at it again, hunting for the next big plot of land for further expansion. Ineven before T2 started operating, the Cabinet approved plans for more land to be reclaimed for airport development.
This is the area where T5 is being constructed. Work started almost immediately, recalled government officials who were part of the team. Though the Cabinet had given approval for the land reclamation, airport planners still had to justify the need for the land.
One of the earliest plans was to build three passenger terminals - with a total handling capacity of 30 million passengers a year - at the current airport site.
There was foresight then to see the need for a fourth, fifth and even sixth terminal at the Changi East site. But the fourth terminal was not built as initially planned; T4 opened last month where the Budget Terminal used to be located. The spartan facility was pulled down to cater to traveller demands for better facilities and services. Before the Changi East plot could be developed, questions from the Urban Redevelopment Authority came fast and furious, the officials - who asked not to be identified - told Insight.
Why only 30 million passengers with three terminals? Why can't the capacity be stretched? Why not move to Changi East later? It pushed the airport to think out of the box, to maximise existing resources and leverage technology, to do more with less.
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Last year, Changi handled a record of about 60 million passengers with three terminals operating. In the s, a big debate also centred on the distance between the airport's runways.
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The existing airport had two landing strips but a third would eventually be needed to serve the Changi East area and a growing number of flights. How far it should be from the existing two runways was a critical discussion that would later determine the size of the plot of land earmarked for the Changi East development.
Airport planners were also mindful that a wide enough separation was needed to cater for bigger planes that were sure to come in the future.
They were spot on. Inthe Airbus - the world's biggest passenger jet - started flying commercially.
Without adequate separation, Changi was worried there would not be space to build enough aircraft gates and aerobridges. This would have meant the need to move more travellers by bus between the airport terminal and aircraft, which was not desirable. Indeed, a pet peeve of T4 travellers - even though they do not have to be bussed to and from the terminal - is that there is no skytrain link to the other terminals.
This means having to do transfers by bus.
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With that settled and reclamation works in full swing, it was still another 20 years before the final plan for T5 would be settled. The time was needed for meticulous examination and assessment of different proposals on the future design and layout of T5. Planners also studied what other airports in the region and elsewhere were doing. The trend was a shift away from separate small and medium-sized terminals to mega terminals.
This was eventually the design picked for T5. In Aprila high-level steering committee, chaired by then Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo, started work on putting together a final plan for T5.
Init was announced that T5 would be a mega terminal with two satellite terminals that would eventually be able to handle up to 70 million passengers a year.
Such a design would allow operations to be better integrated and more efficient use of resources. They called it a white elephant. It took more than a year before recovery started. A rail station present day Airport Railway Station was also built near the site for the transportation of construction materials. However, the new airstrip was only halfway done when the Bangladesh Liberation War broke out in During war, the airstrip suffered severe damage.
The airport began operations in after the main runway and central portion of the present terminal building was formally opened by then President Ziaur Rahman as Dacca International Airport "Dacca" is the former spelling of "Dhaka". Thus after its completion inthen President Abdus Sattar re-inaugurated the airport as Zia International Airport. The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft then continued eastbound from Dhaka to return to Boeing Field, setting a world-circling speed record of 42 hours, 27 minutes.
A multistorey car park with space for cars was also built at this time. The airport has been set up and upgraded with technology and instruments worth BDT 70 million up to the 2nd quarter ofby the CAAB.
Asphalt runway overlay began in December by the Bangladeshi company Abdul Monem Ltd ; it took 6 months to complete. The duty-free shops brought in international luxury branded products.