Airports New Terminal at Seletar to open by the end of 2018
Seletar Airport has announced, that its new passenger terminal will be operational by the end of 2018. Carrier Firefly will then move its operations from Changi Airport to Seletar.
Seletar´s new passenger terminal has received its Temporary Occupation Permit, according to the airport. Preparations are right on track for an opening by the end of this year.
The new terminal building was designed to handle 700,000 passengers a year. With a floor area of around 10,000 sqm, the terminal is six times larger than the current terminal. Overall, the project will cost S$80 million (over €50,3 million).
According to the airport, the new terminal will feature four check-in counters, two security screening stations and six immigration lanes. Overall, the airport seeks to establish a quick and stress-free travel experience for its passengers.
Mr Khoh Su Lim, Associate General Manager of Seletar Airport said: “The new passenger terminal enables Seletar Airport to handle the expected growth of aviation activities in future. We look forward to providing passengers with a fresh experience, in terms of comfort and convenience, when the new terminal starts operations around the end of the year.”
The airport will furthermore see three new aircraft parking stands, which will decrease turnaround times and increase operational efficiency.
Seletar is the secondary civil airport at Singapore, after Changi Airport. Currently, the airport is being used by charter airlines or for general aviation. Changi Airport meanwhile is nearing its capacity limit. A third runway will be installed by 2020.
Due to the capacity problems at Changi, Firefly will shift its operations to Seletar. After the opening of the new terminal, Firefly will become the first carrier to operate scheduled passenger services from the airport. Firefly currently operates 20 turboprop flights a day from the countries´ main airport Changi. Kuantan, Subang and Ipoh are being served by 18 ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.
Firefly is a full subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines and is headquartered at Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The carrier was established in March 2007 and serves four countries and 12 destinations.
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