May 20, 2016

    New terminal to give lift to Seletar Airport

    A TENDER for a new passenger terminal to be built at Seletar Airport was called on Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport Group said in a joint release yesterday.

    Construction at the eastern side of the airport is expected to begin in October.

    When ready in end-2018, turboprop aircraft operations will be shifted from Changi Airport to Seletar, freeing up capacity for jet aircraft operations at the former, according to the release.

    "With the growing demand for air travel and increased traffic at Changi Airport, there is a need to ensure the optimisation of the use of resources within the entire aviation system in Singapore," they said.

    The new terminal, which will provide improved facilities and amenities, will enable Seletar to accommodate traffic growth.

    As part of the larger Seletar Aerospace Park, the new facility will also support growing general aviation activities.

    At the same time, it will enhance Seletar's offering as a private and efficient business aviation gateway to Singapore, they said.

    When the new terminal opens, operations at the current passenger terminal on the western side of Seletar Airport will cease.