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Operating indicators for April 2012

Press release   •   May 22, 2012 12:15 +08

Singapore Changi Airport managed 4.21 million passenger movements in April 2012, 12.7% higher than the same month last year.  Aircraft movements increased correspondingly by 8.8% to 26,400 movements.

During the month, passenger traffic improved on-year across all regions with routes to and from the Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia achieving strong results.  Among Changi’s key markets, China, India and Japan registered the strongest growth.  With connections to 26 Chinese cities and 11 Indian destinations, Changi Airport is the most connected point to China and India from Southeast Asia.

Reflecting the current downturn faced by most export markets around the world, Changi Airport handled 4.9% less cargo in April.  148,200 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi during the month underlined by a 9% decrease in exports.  On a rolling 12-month basis, Changi moved 1.86 million tonnes of cargo, a growth of 1.3%.

Changi Airport serves 100 airlines operating some 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to more than 220 destinations in 60 countries.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html

Other highlights

New Outlets – Fashion accessory retailer Chomel has opened a new outlet at Terminal 1’s transit area.  Chomel offers a variety of interesting accessories as well as fashion timepieces, handbags and shawls.  Over in the public area of Terminal 1, supermarket chain Cold Storage has opened a new store in Basement 2.

Free Shuttle Service – Changi Airport has launched a new shuttle bus service   providing direct access to the airport for residents in Bedok.  The pick-up and drop-off location is at the Bedok MRT Station bus-stop, opposite the Bedok Bus Interchange.  The non-stop service to Terminal 3 operates hourly from 11.30am to 9.30pm on weekends and public holidays.  In addition to this new route, a shuttle service currently connects Changi Airport to the Sengkang MRT station, also on weekends and public holidays.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009.  As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 400 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 360 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals.  Changi handled more than 46 million passenger movements in 2011, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 220 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.