The city-station nation of Singapore has one airport with scheduled commercial flights. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) is located approximately 11 miles northeast of Changi and is a hub for Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot, Tigerair, and Valuair.
The airport is served by more than 100 airlines and offers scheduled service to more than 60 countries and 250 destinations worldwide.
Singapore has long catered to travelers seeking inexpensive airfares, and in 2006 opened a Budget Terminal that was home to the airport’s low-cost carriers. That terminal has since been demolished and budget airlines have moved to Terminal 2. A bigger replacement terminal (Terminal 4) is scheduled to open in 2017 and will be home to low-cost carriers and regional airlines.
If you are searching for cheap flights, be sure to include all possible airlines in your search. Among the low-cost carriers offering inexpensive airfares from Singapore: Air Asia, Air India Express, Cebu Pacific Air, Jetstar, Lion Air, Scoot and Tigerair. Destinations served include Auckland, Bangkok, Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Penang, Perth, Sydney and Tokyo.
Thanks to its central location in southeast Asia, travelers from Singapore can easily reach a number of other Asian destinations on relatively short flights.
Among the most popular destinations for Singapore travelers: Bangkok (flying time of two hours, 20 minutes), Denpasar (two hours, 40 minutes), Hong Kong (three hours, 50 minutes), Kuala Lumpur (one hour), Manila, Phuket (three hours, 35 minutes) and Taipei (four hours, 40 minutes).