Seletar Airport’s new S$80 million (US$57 million) passenger terminal is set to be operational by end-2018.
Managed by Changi Airport Group, the new terminal building has a floor area of 10,000m2 – more than six times larger than the current terminal – and is expected to handle 700,000 passenger movements a year.
Associate general manager of Seletar Airport, Khoh Su Lim, said in a statement: “The new passenger terminal enables Seletar Airport to handle the expected growth of aviation activities in future.”
The new passenger terminal features an enlarged departure and arrival area, designed to handle scheduled commercial flights. The departure area will have four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a 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, enabling a quick boarding process 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.
On the airside, there will be be three aircraft parking stands conveniently located next to the terminal. This allows passengers quick and efficient access to the aircraft, enabling greater operational efficiency and faster aircraft turnaround time.
As well, Firefly Airlines will shift its operations to Seletar Airport when the new terminal becomes operational. The low-cost subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines is currently operating 20 daily turboprop flights — to and from Subang, Ipoh and Kuantan — at Changi Airport.