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.
“This new terminal will provide Seletar Airport with the capacity it needs to handle the upcoming growth in aviation activities in the years ahead,” said Khoh Su Lim, Deputy General Manager of the airport. “It’s going to provide our passengers with a more efficient process flow for both scheduled as well as non-scheduled passengers.”
The departure area will house four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom that can accommodate 200 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.
The terminal will, however, have no retail outlets, except for one food & beverage stall.