Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 11.2% to 3.77 million in February 2012, which this year had 29 days. There was strong travel demand across all regions with traffic between Singapore and the Middle East growing by more than 20%. Other regions – the Americas, Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia – also grew by double digits. Aircraft landings and take-offs increased 13.1% to 24,900 flights, corresponding with the growth in passenger traffic.
Cargo movements, which decreased 7.1% in January 2012 due to the Lunar New Year holidays, rebounded in February 2012 with Changi Airport handling 143,900 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 12.4% over the same month last year. Disregarding the impact of the Lunar New Year holidays, airfreight movements grew 2.0% year-on-year during the January-February 2012 period.
As at 1 March 2012, Changi Airport serves some 100 airlines operating more than 6,100 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 220 cities in 60 countries and territories.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi
New Outlets – Travellers and airport visitors can now enjoy more shopping options with the opening of Lacoste and DFS Fashion Avenue in the Departure Transit Malls of Terminals 2 and 3 respectively. The first phase opening of DFS Fashion Avenue features brands such as Tumi, Chloe and Michael Kors. Over in the public areas, Changi Airport welcomed the launch of health and reflexology outlet Wan Yang at Terminal 3’s Basement 2 and eatery Heavenly Wang at Terminal 2’s Departure Hall.
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 390 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 290 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.