Singapore’s Seletar Airport to get new passenger terminal

Artist impression of departure hall

Plans to build a new terminal at Singapore’s Seletar Airport were unveiled yesterday, part of a redevelopment of the airport that commenced in 2008.

Scheduled for completion in end-2018, the new, two-storey terminal will have a gross floor area of 9,500m2, of which 500m2 will be dedicated to serving business aviation passengers.

The terminal will be able to handle around 700,000 passenger movements per annum, significantly larger than the current terminal, which handled about 26,700 passenger movements in 2015. This will support the relocation of scheduled turboprop flights from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport.

Passenger operations will take place on the ground floor, with the departure area having four check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom which can seat close to 200 passengers. The departure area also has a café.

Passengers travelling on chartered business and private jets will be allocated a private drop-off area, dedicated check-in, immigration and security screening areas and a lounge.

The terminal will also introduce three aircraft parking stands, which will be supplemented by another 60 in the rest of the airport.

Daniel Ng, director (aviation industry), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, said: “The expansion will accommodate the growth of our air traffic and optimise operational resources. The new passenger terminal building will also complement operations at Changi Airport and allow for more capacity.”

Takenaka Corporation will undertake the construction of the new terminal, with a contract valued at around S$50 million (US$35.9 million). The company has been involved in various construction and upgrading works at Singapore’s Changi Airport, including the ongoing development of Terminal 4.

The airport has seen several enhancements since 2008 including the lengthening of its runway, the construction of a new control tower and fire station, a doubling of the number of parking stands, additional taxiways and upgraded aircraft parking aprons.

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