AviationNew terminal will be larger; 500sqm dedicated to business aviation passengers

Plans to enhance Singapore’s Seletar Airport unveiled

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An artist impression of the new terminal’s façade.
An artist impression of the new terminal’s façade.

The construction of the new terminal is the next stage of the renewal of Seletar Airport, which has, since 2008, undergone several enhancements 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. 

Plans for a new two-storey terminal at Seletar Airport in Singapore following renewal works were unveiled at its groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.

The event was witnessed by Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport.

The construction of the new terminal is the next stage of the renewal of Seletar Airport, which has, since 2008, undergone several enhancements 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. 

Sited at the eastern side of Seletar Airport, the new terminal will have a gross floor area of 9,500 square metres, of which 500 square metres will be dedicated to serving business aviation passengers. 

Designed for around 700,000 passenger movements per annum, the building will be 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 upon the completion of the new terminal in end-2018.

To handle scheduled commercial flights, the departure area will have four check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom which can seat close to 200 passengers. 

Stress-free and quick boarding is to be expected, as departing passengers will be able to go through check-in, immigration and security screening via a straightforward route.

Passengers travelling on chartered business jets and private jets can look forward to a private drop-off area and a dedicated check-in area. The terminal will also feature amenities such a lounge area and dedicated immigration and security screening areas for these passengers.

On the airside, passengers will be able to board their flights conveniently with three aircraft parking stands adjacent to the terminal. This reduces the need for passengers to be bussed, enabling greater operational efficiency and faster aircraft turnaround time. 

Said Daniel Ng, director (Aviation Industry) of CAAS, "The expansion of Seletar Airport 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.”

The construction of the new terminal will be undertaken by Takenaka Corporation, which has been involved in construction and upgrading works at Changi Airport, including the on-going development of Terminal 4.

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