Seletar Airport commences operations at new passenger terminal
Nov 21, 2018: On November 19, 2018, Seletar Airport, owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and managed by Changi Airport Group, started operations at its new passenger terminal. All operations have been transferred from the old terminal, situated at the west of the Seletar aerodrome, to the new one at the east. The new passenger terminal welcomed its first passengers through the business aviation wing of the terminal.
In July, the airport had informed in a released that it will be operational by end of 2018 and it is ready on schedule.
The new terminal is also ready to handle scheduled commercial flights and all scheduled turboprop flights in Singapore will have to operate from the new terminal from December 1, 2018.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has certified that the new facilities and infrastructure at Seletar Airport are ready for aircraft operations. These include both scheduled and non-scheduled services.
Extensive trials involving over 2,000 participants have been carried out since June 2018 to ensure the readiness of systems and processes. These included the processing of departing and arriving passengers, systems for check-in, baggage handling, and immigration and security clearance.
Passengers on commercial flights can look forward to checking in via four check-in counters in the departure hall, before proceeding to a comfortable departure gate holdroom. Spanning 10,000 square metres, the new two-storey terminal also features more space for arrival immigration, baggage claim and a meeters-and-greeters hall, designed to provide a warm and hassle-free reception. A café in the departure area serves refreshments and quick bites to passengers, while a garden courtyard brings nature and a relaxed atmosphere to passengers and airport users.
On the airside, three parking stands adjacent to the new terminal enable quick boarding for passengers of commercial flights, and a faster turnaround time for the aircraft. Another 60 aircraft stands are located elsewhere in the airside of Seletar Airport, serving business and general aviation needs.
The new terminal includes the Seletar Business Aviation Centre. The facility also provides meeting facilities on the second level where passengers can conduct meetings in a conducive environment before their departure.
See Seng Wan, general manager of Seletar Airport, said, “Today marks a new phase for Seletar Airport, which has served Singapore since the 1920s. It will provide better comfort to passengers and visitors, in a pleasant terminal that is easy to use. With the new facilities, we look forward to providing a new level of travel experience to our passengers at Seletar Airport.”