SINGAPORE, 21 September 2017 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.27 million passenger movements in August 2017, a 7.0% year-on-year increase. There was a 10.7% increase in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9% to 31,750 landings and takeoffs.
Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South Asia, Africa and the Americas rising by double digits. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, strong performance was registered for India (+18%), China (+11%) and Malaysia (+11%). Guangzhou, Penang and Taipei were the three fastest growing routes for the month, among the 20 busiest routes.
As at 1 September 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Singapore Airlines introduced four new weekly services to Brisbane on 22 August, bringing the total number of services to 28x weekly. China Eastern Airlines also launched a new 4x weekly service to Hangzhou via Quanzhou on 25 August.
New Restaurants & Stores – In the public areas, one of Singapore’s leading mobile network operators StarHub opened its first 24-hour lounge-concept outlet at Terminal 3 Basement 2. The outlet offers a full range of services round-the-clock, including broadband, mobile and cable TV services, as well as business enterprise services such as corporate fibre broadband installation for airport tenants and partners.
In the transit area of Terminal 2, a Mid-Autumn Festival Mini Food Hall is offering a wide variety of mooncakes by 155 South Bridge, Peach Garden, Starbucks and Tai Chong Kok from now till 5 October 2017.
* For the period 16 August to 15 September 2017
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 (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) 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. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic.It served a record 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. Including the soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4, Changi Airport will have 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.