Press release -
Changi Airport revs up the World Cup excitement
Changi scores in passenger experience with live screenings of all matches
SINGAPORE, 13 June 2014 – As football fans around the world gear up in anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Changi Airport revels in the football fever with live screening of all World Cup matches from 13 June to 14 July 2014 for its passengers.
Free live screening areas in the departure transit areas have been set up across all three airport terminals. Football fans travelling from or through Changi Airport during the World Cup season need not worry about missing out on the excitement and festivities of this quadrennial affair.
Matches will be screened live on 19 large high-definition TV screens at the viewing areas. For those keen on partaking in virtual games, 10 of the latest Sony PlayStation 4 game consoles will also be made available in between matches to keep passengers thrilled and entertained while waiting for their flights.
“From die-hard football enthusiasts, to passengers travelling with their families, to those with time to spare during their stopover at Changi Airport, there will be something available for everyone. With a slew of on-ground entertainment and activities planned to spice up the atmosphere, we hope to provide our passengers a fun time at Changi Airport this World Cup season,” said Mr Jayson Goh, Senior Vice President for Airport Operations Management at Changi Airport Group.
The screening areas, as large as 100 square metres in size, will be able to accommodate more than 120 viewers in total. On crowded nights where perennial favourites face-off in Brazil, passengers will also be able to catch the matches live in the gatehold rooms while waiting to board their flights.
As one of Asia's best-connected airports with links to 70 countries worldwide, football fans from all over the globe will be able to root for their favourite teams at Changi Airport this World Cup season.
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 (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) 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. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Changi Airport is the world's fifth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 53.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2013. More than 350 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 270 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,600 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.