Remembering the history of commercial aviation in Singapore


Yesterday, 2 May 2020, only 12 commercial airplanes arrived in Singapore’s Changi Airport. Sadly, this airport is seeing the lowest air traffic in about half a century!

In my opinion, it is the best airport in the world and no other airports comes even close to beating it. This amazing transformation did not happen overnight, of course. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with these iconic photos of Paya Lebar Airport, Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines.

As someone born in the 80s, I remember Terminal 1’s open-air car park the most. It closed only 5 years ago (to make way for Jewel) but somehow, feels much longer than that!


1 thought on “Remembering the history of commercial aviation in Singapore”

  1. The Famous Old Terminal 1 Tall Fountain Displays and other Waterfall features Can be used to build in the Giant Future Terminal 5 as Tributes to those designers ,Engineering staff that build up Changi International Airport 🇸🇬 of its humble beginning in the 80s era till Now as The World 🌎 Second 2nd Best International Airport by Skytrax 2024 and 5th Busiest International Airport.


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