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Changi Airport welcomes today the addition of West Air to its family of airlines, with the arrival of the airline’s inaugural international flight from Chongqing tonight. With the launch of this flight, the Chongqing-based airline will commence operation of a thrice-weekly service between Singapore and the Western Chinese city on an Airbus A320-200, with a capacity of 180 seats.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) today welcomed the announcement by United Airlines of its plan to launch non-stop passenger services between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO) in June this year.
Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year. This represented an increase of 2.5% and 1.4% respectively. On the cargo front, airfreight movements remained stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the year.
A 52-year-old Irishwoman thought that her unforgettable family holiday to Australia via Singapore ended when she returned home to London last July. Little did she expect that a million-dollar windfall would be the icing on her memorable trip just a few months later.
Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.64 million passenger movements in November 2015, an increase of 5.0% year-on-year. Aircraft movements were also 2.5% higher with 28,730 landings and takeoffs. Cargo shipments improved 2.5% to 160,500 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew 2.5% year-on-year in October 2015, with 4.60 million passengers travelling through the airport. There was an increase of 1.8% in airfreight movements, with 162,500 tonnes of cargo handled during the month. Aircraft landings and takeoffs increased by 4.3% to 29,610, the highest mark thus far this year.
Changi Airport recently received its 500th Best Airport award and in celebration of this milestone, it is serving complimentary cups of artisan coffee to passengers and airport staff in the mornings of 24 and 25 November 2015.
Look no further, Star Wars fans. To kick start its annual year-end festive celebrations, Changi Airport is bringing a part of the galaxy far, far away to fans, travellers and visitors alike, with two of the film series’ iconic starfighters landing in Singapore for the very first time.
In a dream-come-true for many travellers, Singapore will soon be directly connected to Fiji and the romantic paradise of tropical islands in the South Pacific. Changi Airport and Fiji Airways marked a new milestone today with the announcement of non-stop passenger services between Singapore and Fiji, representing Changi Airport’s first direct air link to the South Pacific Islands.
Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.42 million passengers in September 2015, an increase of 3.9% year-on-year. Aircraft landings and takeoffs also grew by 5.3% to 28,460. On the cargo front, 155,100 tonnes of airfreight were processed last month, 4.9% higher than a year before.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 54.1 million passengers from around the globe in 2014. More than 350 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 320 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,700 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.