Newly revamped Seletar Airport terminal to begin commercial operations by end 2018

Seletar Airport has been newly revamped, expanded and slapped with a new coat of paint to prepare for proper operations by the end of the year.

Operated by Changi Airport Group (CAG), its new passenger terminal now features an enlarged departure and arrival area that can handle scheduled commercial flights. The 10,000 sqm space (about half an hour away from Changi Airport) is designed to handle 700,000 passenger movements a year — a required capability to brace for growth in passenger traffic in the coming years.


Newly revamped Seletar Airport terminal to begin commercial operations by end 2018

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Seletar Airport’s revamp is part of CAG’s efforts to relieve pressure on the endlessly bustling Changi Airport. It was in 2014 that Changi Airport’s lesser-known sibling was demolished and underwent reconstruction. Prior to its massive overhaul, Seletar Airport used to handle private flights and training for pilots.

Soon, the terminal’s departure area will house four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a gate hold room big enough to accommodate about 200 passengers, according to CAG. Those traveling on chartered business flights and private jets have their own separate waiting lounge area.



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When the new terminal opens, it will host Malaysian carrier Firefly, which will continue operating 20 daily turboprop flights to and from Subang, Ipoh, and Kuantan.

Connectivity to the city may be an issue though — Seletar isn’t exactly the most accessible place in Singapore. But there have been plans to redevelop the far-flung district into a regional hub for the North-East region, and when the airport starts commercial operations by the end of 2018, perhaps the area will see more life.



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