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Changi Airport celebrates new A380 connection to Germany

Press release   •   Oct 28, 2011 15:50 +08

SINGAPORE, 28 October 2011 – In celebration of Lufthansa’s inaugural A380 service from Singapore, visitors can immerse in uniquely German fun and festivities at Changi Airport over the next two weeks.  From 31 October 2011, Lufthansa will operate a daily A380 service between Singapore and Frankfurt, joining Singapore Airlines and Qantas in making Changi the world's busiest multi-carrier A380 hub.  To mark this milestone, and to promote Changi Airport’s air links to the various exciting German cities, Changi Airport is organising a lively festival in true German style – complete with fun-filled games, beer, music and delightful treats.

Eat, drink and be merry

Running from 29 October to 13 November 2011, the ‘Germanfest’ will be held at Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2.  At the fair, visitors can try their hands at traditional German games such as “Slide the Beer” and “Pretzel Throw Challenge”.  On site, a spectacular eight-foot giant beer mug filled with many smaller mugs will be on display.  One lucky participant with the correct guess of the number of mugs in the giant beer mug will walk away with $1,000 in Changi Dollar vouchers![1]

On weekends and public holidays, visitors can get a feel of the lively spirit at German parties through entertaining cultural dance and music performances.  Children interested to experience more of German culture can sign up for interesting workshops to learn how to make pretzels and German hats.  And like a true German party, the ‘Germanfest’ will not be complete without some hearty German food.  On weekends, visitors can enjoy a glass of beer or apple spritzer and German pastries[2].   

A schedule of the activities and other details can be found at www.changiairport.com/germanfest

Changi-Lufthansa A380 Scavenger Hunt

Another highlight of the celebrations is the Changi Airport-Lufthansa A380 Scavenger Hunt, which will take place on 29 October.  Ten finalists, selected based on their entries in a photo competition on Facebook, have won the opportunity to challenge each other in an exciting scavenger hunt.

These participants and their partners will compete against each other in a thrilling race against time, in which they will be required to complete a series of fun and intriguing challenges that will put their knowledge, thinking skills and speed to test.  The winning team will win a pair of Business Class return tickets to Europe (via Frankfurt) on board Lufthansa's new A380.   

The list of the 10 finalists and their winning photo entries can be found at www.changiairport.com/LH_A380.

[1] With a minimum spend of $20 (or $15 for Changi Rewards members) at any retail or dining outlet at Changi Airport.

[2] To participate in these exciting games and activities, visitors just need to shop or dine at Changi Airport.  No minimum spending is required.       

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009.  As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services.  Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 380 accolades since it opened in 1981.  To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 290 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals.  Changi handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 210 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.