Singapore Changi

Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), or simply Changi Airport, is the primary civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. It is currently the World's Best Airport (Skytrax 2016), for the fourth consecutive year and counting (Skytrax's World's Best Airport 2013-2016) and is one of the world's busiest airports by international passenger traffic and cargo traffic. The airport is located in Changi, at the eastern end of Singapore, approximately 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) northeast from Marina Bay (in Singapore's Downtown Core), on a 13-square-kilometre (5.0 sq mi) site. It is operated by Changi Airport Group and it is the home base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Scoot, Tigerair, Jetstar Asia Airways and BOC Aviation.

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Singapore

Singapore (/ˈsɪŋɡəpɔːr/), officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a sovereign state and global city in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, south of the southernmost tip of continental Asia and peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of a diamond-shaped main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens. In 1819, Sir Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore as a trading post of the East India Company; after the establishment of the British Raj, the islands were ceded to Britain and became part of its Straits Settlements in 1826. During World War II, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence from Britain in 1963, by federating with other former British territories to form Malaysia, but was expelled two years later over ideological differences. After early years of turbulence, and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation developed rapidly as an Asian Tiger economy, based on external trade and its human capital. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Its standings include: the most "technology-ready" nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA), city with "best investment potential" (BERI), 2nd-most competitive country (WEF), 3rd-largest foreign exchange centre, 3rd-largest financial centre, 3rd-largest oil refining and trading centre and one of the top two busiest container ports since the 1990s. Singapore's best known global brands include Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport, both amongst the most-awarded in their industry. For the past decade, it has been the only Asian country with the top AAA sovereign rating from all major credit rating agencies, including S&P, Moody's and Fitch. Singapore ranks high on its national social policies, leading Asia and 11th globally, on the Human Development Index (UN), notably on key measures of education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety, and housing. Although income inequality is high, 90% of citizens own their homes, and the country has one of the highest per capita incomes, with low taxes. Singapore is home to 5.5 million residents, 38% of whom are permanent residents and other foreign nationals. Singaporeans are mostly bilingual in a mother-tongue language and English as their common language. Its cultural diversity is reflected in its extensive ethnic "hawker" cuisine and major festivals—Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western—which are all national holidays. It is noted for its effective, pragmatic and incorrupt governance and civil service, which together with its rapid development policies, is widely cited as the "Singapore model". Gallup polls shows 84% of its residents expressed confidence in the national government, and 85% in its judicial systems—one of the highest ratings recorded. Singapore has significant influence on global affairs relative to its size, leading some analysts to classify it as a middle power. It is ranked as Asia's most influential city and 4th in the world by Forbes. Singapore is a unitary, multiparty, parliamentary republic, with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government, but is classified as being "partly free" by Freedom House. The People's Action Party has won every election since self-government in 1959. One of the five founding members of the ASEAN, Singapore is also the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, and a member of the East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

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LCCs operating in Singapore

Jetstar Asia

Cebu Pacific Air

IndiGo

AirAsia

Jetstar Pacific

Norwegian Air UK

Thai AirAsia

firefly

Batik Air

Jetstar

Lion Air

Malindo Air

Indonesia AirAsia

Thai Lion Air

Tigerair Singapore

VietJet Air

Direct flights from Singapore

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Bangkok From $36 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Hong Kong From $42 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Taipei From $80 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Jakarta From $29 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Batik Air (ID)
  • Lion Air (JT)
  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Bali From $51 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Jetstar (JQ)
  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Darwin From $75 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Haikou From $80 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Phuket From $30 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Osaka From $182 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kuala Lumpur From $28 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • AirAsia (AK)
  • firefly (FY)
  • Malindo Air (OD)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Manila From $57 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Penang From $26 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Perth From $95 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Jetstar (JQ)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Phnom Penh From $50 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Siem Reap From $69 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Yangon From $54 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Ho Chi Minh City From $39 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Jetstar Pacific (BL)
  • VietJet Air (VJ)

Surabaya From $50 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Shantou From $137 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Hat Yai From $50 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Pekanbaru From $43 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Medan From $43 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Da Nang From $57 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Palembang From $38 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Guiyang From $321 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Sanya From $65 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)

Cebu From $62 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Clark From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Iloilo From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Davao From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Chennai From $85 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kota Kinabalu From $36 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Kuching From $36 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

Langkawi From $26 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Miri From $33 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia (AK)

London From $263 (Tax incl.)

  • Norwegian Air UK (DI)

Krabi From $28 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)

Bangkok From $35 (Tax incl.)

  • Thai AirAsia (FD)
  • Thai Lion Air (SL)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Ipoh From $44 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kuantan From $51 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)

Kuala Lumpur From $43 (Tax incl.)

  • firefly (FY)

Melbourne From $122 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar (JQ)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Bandung From $51 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Yogyakarta From $69 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Semarang From $44 (Tax incl.)

  • Indonesia AirAsia (QZ)

Seoul From $263 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Nanjing From $128 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Tokyo From $185 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Coolangatta From $110 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Shenyang From $150 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Sydney From $147 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Qingdao From $143 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Tianjin From $150 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Guangzhou From $80 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Hangzhou From $194 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Bangalore From $128 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kochi From $121 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Dhaka From $104 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Hyderabad From $111 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kalibo From $74 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Macau From $102 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Shenzhen From $101 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Tiruchirapalli From $135 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Male From $109 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Ningbo From $131 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Xi'an From $160 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Kaohsiung From $155 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Lucknow From $109 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Quanzhou From $116 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Wuxi From $174 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Jeddah From $545 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Sapporo From $160 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Zhengzhou From $181 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Amritsar From $101 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Jaipur From $101 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Dalian From $143 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Athens From $258 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)

Hanoi From $51 (Tax incl.)

  • VietJet Air (VJ)