A new S$80 million (US$58.6 million) passenger terminal in Singapore is expected to open by the end of the year ahead of significant growth in passenger traffic.
The 10,000 square metre passenger terminal in Seletar, six times larger than the current terminal, will be able to handle 700,000 passengers a year on scheduled commercial flights.
The expansion aims to “handle the expected growth of aviation activities in the future”, according to Khoh Su Lim, associate general manager, Seletar Airport.
Department and arrival areas will be enlarged, with four check-in counters, six immigration lanes, two security screening stations and a gate hold room for 200 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.
Upgraded airside facilities will also feature. Passengers can board flights at three aircraft parking stands next to the terminal.
Firefly, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, will shift its 20 daily turboprop flights to Seletar Airport from Changi Airport when the terminal opens by year-end. The carrier currently flies to Subang, Ipoh and Kuantan.
The new passenger terminal has received its Temporary Occupation Permit and preparations are on track to meet its year-end opening date.
Source: Travel Weekly Asia