Seletar Airport closed due to poor visibility caused by haze

Seletar Airport closed due to poor visibility caused by haze

SINGAPORE - Seletar Airport has been closed until 11pm today due to prolonged poor visibility caused by the haze. The current closure may be extended depending on visibility conditions.

At 11am today, Seletar Airport was closed for 12 hours to all departing and arriving flights.

Today's visibility, fluctuating between 700m and 1,200m, is below Seletar Airport's minimum operating requirement of 1,500m.

The airport, which operates under visual meteorological conditions, is therefore not able to accept aircraft arrivals and departures as pilots would not have a clear view of the runway.

During this closure, two arrivals were diverted to other airports, and eight departures were cancelled.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport Group are closely monitoring the visibility conditions before reopening Seletar Airport for flight operations.

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