Monday, March 27, 2006

Budget Terminal opens in Singapore

Blogger Wandie went to the newly opened Budget Terminal in Singapore and thinks that it looks more like an army camp. From educatewandie:
The colours were all wrong inside and out (which felt to me like that of an army camp) and the place looks like a large hanger hurriedly cleared and converted into an airport. Exposed beams, ugly clocks, sports hall lighting... ugh. Since when did budget = gawdy and obiang?
She has some photos of the Budget Terminal on her blog.

From the official website of Singapore's Budget Terminal:
It comprises of 2 adjacent single-storey buildings for departure and arrival, covering about 25,000 sq metres, which is about 3 football fields.

The BT will be able to handle about 2.7 million passengers per year initially and there is scope for further expansion should more airlines decide to use it.

There will be 18 departure Check-in counters, 6 Immigration Automated Clearance System (ICAS) Counters each at Departure and Arrival Hall, 10 Boarding Gates, 7 Departure Gates to accommodate up to 10 aircraft, 10 Aircraft Parking Bays, 3 Arrival Baggage Claim Belts and an open carpark for about 300 cars.
Check out the Services and Facilities page. Got trolleys in the Baggage Claim Hall. Wah!!!

7 comments:

Shy said...

It shows how basic our budget terminal is. They even have to tell people that they provide trolleys.

pinkdior said...

That's why they call it BUDGET terminal. Everything inside it is cheapskate.

SIM said...

It does look ugly and cheap.

serene said...

...and has only one airline (Tiger) using it...so far.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I wonder if the marketing and publicity campaign were mistakes. You have a budget terminal and you advertise how cheap and lonesome (one airline so far) it is...

That is hardly the way to run something...

finatiq said...

Malaysia's buddget terminal which opened earlier than Singapore's also has only one budget airline using it - Air Asia.

Mr Big said...

If I remember correctly IZ blogged about the contest to name our budget terminal last time. So I guess the winner is Budget Terminal.

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