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Changi Airport refreshes Free Singapore Tour

Press release   •   Jun 22, 2012 17:00 +08

Singapore Changi Airport, the world’s most awarded airport, is enhancing the experience for its passengers with a rejuvenated programme for its popular Free Singapore Tour.  Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the new tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights.

The Free Singapore Tour, introduced in 1987, is part of Changi Airport’s efforts to better serve passengers who are at Changi for long layover periods, enhancing Changi’s appeal as a transfer hub.  More than one million passengers, particularly those from Australia, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, have enjoyed this free service over the years.  

The refreshed tourist programme has two new itineraries, each offering a different glimpse of Singapore’s heritage and ever-changing cityscape.  The day itinerary, known as the Heritage Tour, is available four times a day and includes a visit to the Colonial District, Merlion Park and traditional favourites – Chinatown or Little India.  For the first time, an evening itinerary – the City Lights Tour – is available.  It introduces passengers to Singapore’s vibrant nightlife where they will also get to view the panoramic views from the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade.  Both itineraries include Singapore’s newest attractions – Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.  More information about the tours is available in the Annex.

Mr Peh Ke-Wei, Vice President, Passenger Development, Changi Airport Group, said, “We are very excited about the new tour itineraries which have been developed following a request for proposals from the in-bound travel sector.  We have received very positive feedback from our passengers about the tour through the years, but with the changing tourism landscape in Singapore, it is an opportune time to refresh the programme.  At Changi, we believe very much in providing our passengers with the best experience, and we hope that those who have gone on the tour will want to return to Singapore for a longer stay soon.”

The Free Singapore Tour is available for free to passengers transiting at Changi Airport travelling on any airline.  Passengers should have at least five hours in transit.  For more information about the tour, please visit: http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/leisure-indulgences/free-singapore-tour.

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 400 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 360 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals.  Changi handled more than 46 million passenger movements in 2011, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 220 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

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