Singapore’s Changi airport has warned of a ‘daunting period’ as the coronavirus pandemic keeps leaving impacts.
As per the rankings by UK-based analysts Skytrax, Changi was voted the world’s best airport for an eighth consecutive year for 2020.
According to the international news agency BBC, Changi has suspended operations in two terminals as flights decreased to the lowest levels in its industry.
In addition to this, the construction of a fifth terminal has also been suspended for at least two years.
Changi Airport Group said in its annual report, “The battle with Covid-19 has only just begun,” “The future does appear daunting with the situation showing no signs of abatement.”
The airport’s, annual results cover the period up until the end of March 2020. Much of the severe downturn in passengers since the pandemic took hold in January was missed. Entry and transit of short-term visitors were barred in Singapore from March 23.
However, BBC reported that the impact from those months still had a big impact, wiping out earlier gains built up over much of 2019. Profits plunged 36% to S$435m ($319m, £246m).