The number of passenger movements at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.5% on-year to 4.36 million in July 2012. Air traffic movements grew in tandem, with 27,100 landings and take-offs recorded at Changi during the month, or 4.6% more compared to a year ago.
Traffic to and from the Middle East, Southwest Pacific and the Americas remained strong and witnessed double-digit growth. However, the growth in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia traffic was weaker and in the low single digits. These two regions account for about 70% of total passenger traffic at Changi.
On the cargo front, Changi handled 152,900 tonnes of shipments last month, a decrease of 4.5% on-year.
On a rolling year basis, passenger traffic and aircraft movements increased to 49.3 million (+10.3% on-year) and 318,000 (+12.0%) respectively. Airfreight movements were stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the 12-month period.
As at 1 August 2012, 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to more than 220 cities in 60 countries around the world. With more than 6,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.
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 Service – Firefly has started a new four-weekly service connecting Singapore to Kota Bahru, a new city link for Changi Airport. The flight leaves the state capital of Kelantan at 9.50am and arrives in Changi at 11.50am. The return flight departs Changi at 12.30pm and arrives in Kota Bahru at 2.30pm. This service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
New Outlets – In the public area of Terminal 3, travellers and airport visitors are now spoilt for choice at Electronics Hub @ T3, the largest electronics outlet at Changi, offering a wide variety of entertainment products and household appliances. At the Terminal 2 Departure Hall, local retailer Vignette has opened a new outlet specialising in exclusive brands of premium, lifestyle and performance eyewear.
Over in the transit areas, renowned luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu is now in Terminal 1, providing tailored mobile solutions to suit the lifestyles of its discerning and distinguished customers.
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.