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World's airports are catching Covid too

After billions of dollars were invested to turn them to retail and leisure hubs, the pandemic has caused a dearth of free-spending travellers.

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Changi has mothballed two of its four terminals and is delaying plans to build the additional one.

IN SURVEYS of the world's best airports, Singapore's Changi regularly ranks near the top. A leader among utilitarian transportation hubs that have been transformed into upscale shopping destinations, Changi Airport in 2019 added Jewel, a futuristic playland with 1.5 million square feet of stores...

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