Seletar Airport’s new passenger terminal is expected begin operations by the end of this year.
Managed by Changi Airport Group, it's Singapore's secondary civilian airport, according to a press release.
The airport will operate round the clock.
The new terminal building has a floor area of 10,000 sqm – more than six times larger than the current terminal. It is designed to handle 700,000 passenger movements a year, in anticipation of the growth in passenger traffic in the coming years.
The new passenger terminal features an enlarged departure and arrival area, which is designed to handle scheduled commercial flights.
The departure area will have four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a spacious gate holdroom, which can comfortably accommodate about 200 passengers.
The check-in, immigration and security screening counters are positioned in an intuitive straight route through the departure hall. This will enable a quick and stress-free boarding process for passengers. The terminal’s interiors are designed to create a relaxed and comfortable feeling for passengers.
The new terminal will also have a section for passengers travelling on chartered business flights and private jets, with its own waiting lounge area.
Firefly, which currently operates 20 daily turboprop flights – to and from Subang, Ipoh and Kuantan – at Changi Airport, will shift its operations to Seletar. This move ensures the optimisation of resources within Singapore’s entire aviation system, as aircraft movements at Changi continue to increase.
“The new passenger terminal enables Seletar Airport to handle the expected growth of aviation activities in future," said Mr Khoh Su Lim, Associate General Manager of Seletar Airport. "We look forward to providing passengers with a fresh experience, in terms of comfort and convenience, when the new terminal starts operations around the end of the year.”