New Passenger Terminal Building to Be Constructed at Seletar Airport to Support Aviation Growth

19 May 2016

The new terminal will enhance handling capacity and service offerings at Seletar Airport

A new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) is set to be constructed at the eastern side of Seletar Airport. A tender for the construction of the new PTB has been called yesterday and construction is expected to begin in October this year.

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. When the new PTB opens, operations at the current PTB located on the western side of Seletar Airport will cease.

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. When the new PTB at Seletar Airport is ready in end-2018, turboprop aircraft operations will be shifted from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport. The shift will help to free up capacity for jet aircraft operations at Changi Airport.

“SeletarAirport will continue tobe a valuable complementto Changi Airport.The new Passenger Terminal Buildingwillenhance the capacity of the airport. It will strengthen Singapore Aviation. The new investmentwill also enable more opportunitiestothrive inthe SeletarAerospace Park, reinforcing Singapore’s position as a vibrant aviation hub,” said Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

“Seletar Airport has seen upgrades to various airside facilities in recent years. The new passenger terminal will allow us to better cater to the specific needs of the airport’s different users and provide a more seamless travel experience,” said Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, Changi Airport Group.

About Seletar Airport
Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) is a 24-hour international airport and caters to diverse users including international aircraft charters, private flights, medical evacuation, maintenance, repair and overhauls, as well as freighter operations. Spanning 160 hectares, the airport is a backbone infrastructure supporting the growth and development of Seletar Aerospace Park.More details are available at

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. For more information about CAAS, visit

About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL), Singapore's secondary civilian airport, overseeing the key functions of airport operations and management, and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), Singapore's main civilian airport, which handled a record 55.4 million passenger movements in 2015. In addition, CAG also manages and invests in foreign airports through its subsidiary, Changi Airports International.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Satwinder Kaur
Senior Assistant Director (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Tel: 65) 6541 2912
Mobile: (65) 9621 1087

Ms Ng Koon Ling
Senior Manager, Corporate and Marketing Communications
Changi Airport Group
Tel: (65) 6595 6483
Mobile: (65) 9799 5229

Last Updated on 18 November 2019