Flight Operations To Singapore


Flight Operations to Singapore

Joyce Qin | - 02/15/2016

Leading aerospace organizations, government and military delegations, and corporate executives are in Singapore to attend the Singapore Airshow 2016. This bi-annual exhibition gets underway from February 16 – 21 at Changi Exhibition Center. Here are the main points of information you need to understand operations into Singapore, and how to get around once you arrive.


A valid yellow fever vaccination cert is required from travelers who have been in or have passed through a country endemic for yellow fever within the preceding six days.

For the full list of countries whose natives require a visa for Singapore, see www.ica.gov.sg

Please note that it is a punishable offence for visitors to overstay in Singapore beyond the number of days given. If there is a need to stay beyond the period granted, visitors may apply for an extension of stay online via e-XTEND or at the Visitors Services Centre before the visit pass expires.

Customs Rules

Singapore Customs e-brochure provides distinct guidelines on all customs regulations and clearance procedures. See http://www.customs.gov.sg/individuals/going-through-customs/arrival/guide-for-travellers#sthash.24XThwDk.dpuf


Singapore Dollar – $1 Singapore Dollar equates to roughly $0.7 USD


All private jet passenger and crew baggage will be cleared at JetQuay CIP Terminal.


Singapore Changi Airport


Latitude/ Longitude: 1.3592°N / 103.9894°E

Elevation: 7m

Magnetic variation: 0.2E

Fuel types: Jet A-1


All operators of non-scheduled, commercial, and non-commercial flights must obtain slots from the Changi Slot Coordinator prior to operations.


No landing permits are required for private jets (though notification is highly recommended)

Non-scheduled flights:

Non-scheduled commercial charters need landing permits.

Operators are advised to schedule both arrivals and departures outside the following periods:

UTC 2300 to 0200 (LT 0700 to 1000) and UTC 0800 to 1100 (LT 1600 to 1900)

Parking restrictions: 

Maximum parking time is 48 hours.

Additional notes: 

Flying displays will be conducted daily during the Singapore Airshow. Here are details of the closures of the airport and airspace:

  • Wednesday, 17 Feb 0330 – 0430 UTC
  • Thursday, 18 Feb 0330 – 0430 UTC
  • Friday, 19 Feb 16 NIL
  • Saturday, 20 Feb 0230 – 0310 / 0620 – 0700 UTC
  • Sunday, 21 Feb 0230 – 0310 / 0620 – 0700 UTC

During the flying displays, Singapore Changi Airport and the airspace will be closed to nonparticipating aircraft (see below)

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Hotels near the airport:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel at Terminal 3
  • Capri Fraser Hotel
  • Grand Mercure Hotel

Hotel near the airshow:

  • Changi village hotel



Public buses depart the airport terminals for the city from 6am – 12 midnight. The journey takes about an hour.


The train station is reachable on foot from Terminals 2 and 3 and brings passengers into the city.


Taxis are available outside the arrival halls at all terminals.

Expect to pay from $20 – $40 for a half hour journey to the city.

For more information, see http://www.changiairport.com