SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Jewel Changi Airport might be Singapore’s new crowning asset. But observers say the shining jewel could have little actual impact on Singapore’s development as an air hub for the long run.

For one, the development is on the landside of the airport, meaning transiting travellers would have to choose to exit immigration to enjoy the facilities.

The changing dynamics of air travel are also working against Singapore’s keeping a grip on its status as a regional air hub: Aircraft are being made to fly farther and longer, and countries in the region, growing at a much faster rate than Singapore, are stepping up the development of their own airports.

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