Seletar Airport has commenced operations at its new SG$80 million passenger terminal in Singapore this week. The airport is located 20kms from Singapore Changi Airport. All operations have been transferred from the old terminal, situated at the west of the Seletar aerodrome, to the new one at the east, effective Monday 19 November 2019. The new passenger terminal welcomed its first passengers through the business aviation wing of the terminal.
The new terminal, six times larger than its predecessor, is ready to accommodate scheduled commercial flights. All scheduled turboprop flights in Singapore will have to operate from the new terminal from 1 December 2018.
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.
The two-storey terminal features four check-in counters and a holding room for a capacity of 200 passengers. A cafe 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, which comprises a separate drop-off area and a dedicated check-in and lounge area where business aviation passengers can enjoy quick pre-departure and arrival clearance in a comfortable setting. The facility also provides meeting facilities on the second level where passengers can conduct meetings in a conducive environment before their departure.