Happy birthday to Singapore's Budget Terminal, which has just turned one. Hip hip hooray! More than 1.36 million passengers have passed through its doors in the past 12 months, with the average number of passengers handled per month up 80%.
As these low-cost carriers continue to expand, so does passenger traffic at the low-cost terminal. Tiger dominates the terminal, operating 250 of the 276 total number of flights weekly.
"The healthy progress made by the Budget Terminal today is testimony that the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore had made a right decision to build a customised terminal to meet the operational requirements of low-cost carriers," says Mr Wong Woon Liong (pictured), director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
The budget theme extended to celebrations of the anniversary, with passengers and invited guests entertained with a live shopping game, as well as singers from Project Superstar and Singapore's largest travel board game in Singapore. The picture shows CAAS director general, Mr Wong Woon Liong (4th from right), celebrating the Budget Terminal's first birthday with Singapore's Project Superstar winners, Daren Tan and Lydia Tan, and airport staff.