Singapore’s little known second airport is to have its terminal building reconstructed to allow it to handle a greater volume of traffic and relieve pressure on Changi International.
Seletar, a former Royal Air Force base, mainly deals with chartered flights and flying clubs. In future it will provide a home for turbo-prop aircraft to free up space for jets at Changi.
A tender for the construction has been announced and work is expected to begin in October this year with the aim of completing in 2018.
The terminal is a part of the larger Seletar Aerospace Park, and will help the airport to enhance its activities and to provide better services to passengers.
Kevin Shum, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, said: "Seletar will continue to be a valuable complement to Changi Airport. The passenger terminal building will enhance the capacity of the airport. It will strengthen Singapore Aviation." Â
Seletar Airport is managed by Changi Airport Group. Lee Seow Hiang, an executive of the group, said: "The terminal will allow us to better cater to the needs of the airport’s users and provide a more seamless travel experience."
Around 80% of the total number of flights operating at the airport are by flying schools. Aircraft charters make up the remaining flights.
It was announced last year that the world’s tallest indoor waterfall would be added to Changi Airport.
Image: Seletar AIrport (Wikimedia Commons/aeroprints.com)