A TENDER for a new passenger terminal building (PTB) to be constructed at Seletar Airport was called on Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport Group said in a joint release on Thursday.
Construction at the eastern side of Seletar Airport is expected to begin in October. When ready in end-2018, turboprop aircraft operations will be shifted from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport, freeing up capacity for jet aircraft operations at the former, according to the release.
"With the growing demand for air travel and increased traffic at Changi Airport, there is a need to ensure the optimisation of the use of resources within the entire aviation system in Singapore," they said.
The new PTB, which will provide improved facilities and amenities, will enable Seletar Airport to accommodate growth of traffic.
"As part of the larger Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP), the new PTB will also support growing general aviation activities. At the same time, it will enhance Seletar Airport's offering as a private and efficient business aviation gateway to Singapore," they said.
When the new PTB opens, operations at the current PTB located on the western side of Seletar Airport will cease.