Seletar Airport’s new passenger terminal has received its Temporary Occupation Permit and its management company says preparations are on track for the terminal to begin operations by the end of this year.
The new terminal building has a floor area of 107,639sq-ft (10,000m²) – more than six times larger than the current one. Constructed and fitted out at a cost of about S$80 million, it is designed to handle 700,000 passenger movements a year, in anticipation of the growth in passenger traffic in the coming years.
Managed by Changi Airport Group, it features an enlarged departure and arrival area, which is designed to handle scheduled commercial flights. The departure area will have four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a spacious gate hold-room, which CAG said, can comfortably accommodate about 200 passengers.
The check-in, immigration and security screening counters are positioned in a straight route through the departure hall, designed to enable a quick and stress-free boarding process for passengers. The interiors are designed to create a relaxed and comfortable feeling for passengers.
The new terminal will also have a section for passengers travelling on chartered business flights and private jets, with its own waiting lounge area.
Mr Khoh Su Lim, associate general manager of Seletar Airport, said, “The new passenger terminal enables us 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.”