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Paya Lebar Airport Terminal

By the early 1950s, Kallang Airport was becoming too small for the increase in air traffic and had problems accommodating the larger planes being built.  In 1955, Paya Lebar Airport was completed and it remained Singapore’s main airport right up till Changi Airport opened in 1981.  Paya Lebar Airport now serves the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).  The plane shown in the Paya Lebar Airport stamp is the world-famous Concorde which flew faster than the speed of sound.  On 26 October 1977, British Airways and Singapore Airlines commenced a thrice-weekly Concorde service between London and Singapore via Bahrain.  It covered the distance in only 9 hours. The Paya Lebar Airport and the Concorde are also pictured on the Singapore $20 currency note issued in 1976.

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Written by victorkoo

29 March, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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