Larger buses, higher service frequency during Singapore Airshow public days

Larger buses, higher service frequency during Singapore Airshow public days

SINGAPORE: With the Singapore Airshow set to welcome members of the public over the weekend, the event organiser has put plans in place to improve traffic and reduce waiting times at its venue.

This includes using larger buses to ferry visitors to and from the Changi Exhibition Centre, and reducing the intervals between buses, organiser Experia told CNA on Friday (Feb 23).

Attendees had complained of heavy traffic and long waits for taxis during the event’s first few days.

About 50,000 visitors were expected at the Singapore Airshow during its trade days from Tuesday to Friday, and another 50,000 to 60,000 people are expected to visit on Saturday and Sunday.

“We are aware that there have been longer lines and waiting times for transportation at Singapore Airshow 2024 due to the higher attendance than experienced in previous editions,” said Experia managing director Leck Chet Lam.

“We have implemented new measures based on usage patterns from data at different times of the day; optimising all the real estate we have to facilitate the flow of traffic.

“For example, we have opened more lanes by diverting traffic into VIP lanes when they are not in use, and since yesterday, the traffic has been smoother as a result of the adjustments.”

Mr Leck said that the movement of visitors in and out of the event area during the public days will be different from the flow during the trade days.

“We anticipate different weekend traffic patterns, and will implement a scheme to suit the needs of the public; such as city buses with larger capacities that will run at higher frequency intervals,” he said.

“We thank everyone for their patience as we continue to enhance the overall visitor experience for all.”