The Singapore Airshow 2018 was held from 6th to 11th February 2018. Back for its sixth instalment, the biannual event since 2008 is Asia’s largest, and among the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. The last two days of the event are Public Days (10th & 11th Feb), opened to members of the public with valid tickets.
As with previous years, SMRT Buses was contracted to provide bidirectional Shuttle Bus Services to and from Changi Exhibition Centre. This year’s pick-up point is located at Singapore Expo.
Getting to Singapore Airshow 2018
The Singapore Airshow 2018 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760. For both Trade & Public Days, the Airshow Shuttle pick-up point was at Singapore Expo Hall 7, near Expo MRT station.
(6 – 9 Feb)
(10 – 11 Feb)
|Singapore Expo Hall 7 → Changi Exhibition Centre||7:30am – 3:00pm||7:30am – 3:00pm|
|Changi Exhibition Centre → Expo MRT Station||8:30am – 6:00pm||8:30am – 6:30pm|
For Public Days, visitors were encouraged to use the Airshow Shuttle which is included with the price of admission. Security checks were conducted at Singapore Expo Hall 7 prior to boarding the buses.
|Singapore Airshow 2018 – Shuttle Bus Service|
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
As with previous years, SMRT Buses was contracted to provide the Shuttle, deploying over a hundred buses for the event. There were a mix of rigid and articulated buses operating on the Shuttle
The pick-up point for the Shuttle was at Singapore Expo. Carpark K behind Singapore Expo Hall 10 was used as a holding area for buses.
Passenger boarding was carried out on both sides of Singapore Expo Hall 7, with long lines of buses forming up to receive visitors. Security screening and ticket validation was conducted at Hall 7 prior to boarding the Shuttle Buses.
Shuttle buses performed layovers at Changi Business Park where Bus Captains took breaks and consumed meals between driving duties. Buses were also dispatched in coordination with ground staff at Singapore Expo or Changi Exhibition Centre, wherever resources were required.
Finally, the shuttle alighting point was located behind Singapore Expo Halls 2 & 3.
There were a mix of rigid and articulated buses operating on the Shuttle. All rigid buses were MAN NL323F (A22) buses. Articulated buses comprised both Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Habit and Volgren variants) and MAN NG363F (A24) buses. This arrangement differed from previous years where only articulated buses were deployed.
As part of security procedures, tamper-evident security stickers were affixed across exterior and interior panels of every bus.
Airshow Shuttle (Public) - Past Routes
Past Singapore Airshow Shuttle Bus Routes:
- 2008 (19-24 Feb): Pasir Ris MRT Station ↔ Changi Exhibition Centre
- 2010 (2-7 Feb): Changi Airport Terminal 2/3 Coach Stand ↔ Changi Exhibition Centre
- 2012 (14-19 Feb): Changi Airport Terminal 2/3 Coach Stand ↔ Changi Exhibition Centre
- 2014 (11-16 Feb): Singapore Expo Hall 7 → Changi Exhibition Centre, Changi Exhibition Centre → Expo MRT Station
- 2016 (16 – 21 Feb): Singapore Expo Hall 7 → Changi Exhibition Centre, Changi Exhibition Centre → Expo MRT Station