Singapore Seletar Airport this week welcomed the inaugural flight by budget carrier Firefly from Subang Airport in Malaysia marking the start of the airline’s scheduled operations to the gateway.
Malaysian airline Firefly returned after nearly five months since its services to Singapore were suspended.
Firefly had suspended all services to Singapore in December last year after the airline failed to obtain approval from its regulator to move from Changi Airport to Seletar, which it had earlier agreed to do.
Some 72 passengers were on board the flight, including Malaysia’s Minister for Transport, Anthony Loke and his accompanying delegation. They were greeted by Singapore’s Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan.
Firefly will operate a twice-daily Subang-Seletar service, using ATR 72-500 turboprops, from 21 to 28 April 2019. This will be increased to six daily services from 29 April 2019.
Seletar Airport’s new two-storey passenger terminal offers improved facilities for passengers, including more check-in counters and ample seating in the departure gate holdroom.
A café in the departure area serves refreshments and quick bites to passengers, while a garden courtyard adds elements of nature to the cozy seating area in the same space.