Ground works have begun for the construction of the new terminal at Seletar Airport in Singapore.
The two-story facility will be built to the east of the existing terminal and will cover a total floor area of more than 100,000ft². Approximately 5,400ft² of this space will be dedicated to business travelers, including a lounge area and dedicated immigration and security screening facilities.
The terminal’s new departure area for commercial passengers will boast four check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security-screening stations and a gate hold room capable of seating close to 200 travelers. There will also be a small café serving light bites and beverages.
Drawing inspiration from its lush and serene surroundings, the new facility will feature a landscaped garden located in the heart of the terminal. Scheduled to begin operations in late 2018, the terminal will be capable of serving up to 700,000 passengers annually, and will handle all turboprop flights relocated from Changi Airport to Seletar.
See Seng Wan, general manager of Seletar Airport, said, “We have made good progress with the redevelopment
of Seletar Airport in recent years. Today’s groundbreaking for the new terminal is another milestone in our plans for the airport. We look forward to providing passengers with a new level of experience, in terms of comfort and convenience, when the terminal opens.”
Daniel Ng, director, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), said, “The expansion of Seletar Airport will accommodate the growth of our air traffic and will optimize operational resources. The new passenger terminal building will also complement operations at Changi Airport and allow for more capacity.”