Singapore's Seletar airport has commenced operations at its new passenger terminal, which is dedicated to turboprop operations and business aviation.
The 10,000m2 facility was built at a cost of S$80 million ($58.3 million), and will be capable of handling up to 700,000 commercial and business aviation passengers annually.
"Today marks a new phase for Seletar Airport, which has served Singapore since the 1920s. We are pleased that the new passenger terminal is operationally ready on schedule. It will provide better comfort to passengers and visitors, in a pleasant terminal that is easy to use. With the new facilities, we look forward to providing a new level of travel experience to our passengers at Seletar Airport," says the airport's general manager See Seng Wan.
Initially, the terminal is catering to business aviation passengers through the Seletar Business Aviation Centre.
From 1 December, all scheduled turboprop flights into Singapore will move from Changi International airport to Seletar, freeing up slots at the larger airport for jet aircraft.
FlightGlobal schedules data shows that Firefly operates the only turboprop services into Singapore, with 70 weekly flights from Ipoh, Kuantan, and Subang
Three aircraft stands adjacent to the new terminal will be capable of handling ATR 72s, or two Bombardier Q400s.