Seletar Airport is now ready to receive passengers, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Monday (Nov 19).
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Khaw said: “Passengers, including those on chartered and private jets will enjoy bigger, better facilities and easier transition from airside to landside.”
“34 trials involving more than 2,000 participants have stress tested the operational readiness of check-in, baggage handling and immigration processes,” he added.
The two-storey 10,000 sq m passenger terminal is catered for well-heeled business travellers on chartered flights and private jets.
Passengers flying on a turboprop jet – the kind that comes with propellers – will also be received at the terminal.
Currently, only Malaysia’s Firefly operates turboprops at Changi Airport. Unfortunately, Firefly will not fly from Seletar just yet as it has not received approval from Malaysian regulators on the new move to Seletar.
The terminal is designed to handle up to 700,000 passengers a year. Changi Airport Group had said that relocating “smaller and slower aircraft operations” to Seletar would help optimise the use of resources at Changi.
Here’s a video of the airport by ChannelNewsAsia: