Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned US-North Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities, which is likely to result in delays at one of Asia’s busiest airports.
The Southeast Asian city-state is set to host a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 and has increased security across the island.
The notice, published on the websites of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said airspace over Singapore will be temporarily restricted for parts of June 11, 12 and 13.
Travelers are advised to expect delays for flights arriving at and departing from Singapore during this period, Singapore’s Defence Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said.
All aircraft arriving into Singapore Changi Airport will be required to reduce speed and face some restrictions on runway use “for reasons of national security,” the notice said.