Flight Operations to Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore

Familiar with operations at Singapore’s two public airports? Are you aware of its unique import regulations? Here’s the info you need to best plan your trip to Singapore. 

With the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix getting underway at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on the weekend of the 16th to 18th September 2016, we’ve put together operational info for Singapore Changi and Seletar airports as well as the other information you need when planning your mission.

Airports 

Singapore Changi Airport 

  • IATA Code: SIN
  • ICAO Code: WSSS
  • Latitude/ Longitude: 1.16°N / 103.59.21.57°E
  • Elevation: 22’
  • Magnetic variation: 0.26E
  • Runway: 4,000 m
  • Fuel types: Jet A-1

Operational Information

  • All operators of non-scheduled, commercial, and non-commercial flights must obtain slots from the Changi Slot Coordinator prior to operations
  • No landing permits are required for private jets (though notification is highly recommended
  • Landing permits are needed for non-scheduled commercial charters
  • The maximum parking time is 48 hours
  • The airport is well serviced with rail, car rental, taxi, and limousine hire

Seletar Airport, Singapore 

  • IATA Code: XSP
  • ICAO: WSSL
  • Latitude/ Longitude: 125.0°N / 10352.1°E
  • Elevation: 46’
  • Magnetic variation: 0.26E
  • Runway: 1,836 m
  • Fuel types: Jet A-1
  • Open 24H

Operational Information 

  • No slots are required
  • No landing permits are required for private jets (though notification is highly recommended)
  • Landing permits are needed for non-scheduled commercial charters
  • Ground transport is available in the form of public buses, taxis, and car rental
Immigration

Certain nationalities require a visa to enter Singapore -this applies to both passengers and crew. Visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96 to view the full list of countries.

Visas can be applied for online and an e-visa issued.

Note: Visas on arrival are not available for passengers or crew.

Customs

Visitors are entitled to a duty-Free allowance for alcohol if the following conditions are met:

  • They are over 18 years of age
  • They have spent over 48 hours outside Singapore immediately before their arrival
  • They have not come from Malaysia
  • The alcohol is for their own consumption
  • The alcohol is not prohibited under section 38 of the Customs Act

Visitors can choose one of the following options:

  • 1 liter of spirits, 1 liter or wine, and 1 liter of beer
  • 2 liters of wine and 1 liter of beer
  • 1 liter of wine and 2 liters of beer

The following are prohibited in Singapore:

  • Chewing gum
  • Chewing and shisha tobacco
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Controlled drugs
  • Firecrackers
  • Obscene articles, publications, and software
  • Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious materials

For more information, visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=98&secid=94#Controlled-Goods