Published on : Tuesday, February 11, 2014
With the rise of new air hubs in the coming years, the pressure will be on governments who have air hub aspirations.Outlining how governments can respond, Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yewm said sufficient capacity on the ground must be ensured. Navigation systems must also stay ahead of growing air traffic.
Governments should also rethink how to better meet the needs of air travellers, especially low-cost carrier passengers who are becoming a dominant segment.Lui said that’s why Singapore chose to tear down the Budget Terminal to make way for a new Terminal 4, which will be ready in 2017.He said while speaking at the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit, “The new terminal we’ve decided will deliver the ‘Changi Experience’ rather than the ‘Budget Experience’.”Lui said the growth in airport and air traffic capacity also has to be accompanied by growth in skilled manpower.
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