SINGAPORE, 28 August 2017 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.42 million passenger movements in July, a 4.5% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements rose 3.6% to 31,910 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew 11.2% to reach 179,550 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
For the month of July, all regions recorded growth in passenger traffic. India, Changi’s sixth largest country market year-to-date, saw passenger traffic grow 16%, registering double digit growth for the seventh consecutive month this year. Among Changi’s top 20 country markets, Germany, United Arab Emirates and United States also achieved double-digit growth in July.
As at 1 August 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 http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/about-us/traffic-statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Singapore Airlines increased its Melbourne and Dhaka weekly services by three each, bringing the total number of weekly services to 31x and 10x respectively.
New Restaurants & Stores – In the public areas, Cards n Such and See’s Candies, a dual concept store which sells gifts, chocolates and treats, has opened at Terminal 2’s Departure Check-in Hall. For the tech geeks, e-Gadget (Basement 2, Terminal 3) and Gadget-Plus (Departure Check-in Hall, Terminal 2), offer a variety of electronics ranging from cameras, sound systems to tablets.
In the transit areas, fashion retailer Giordano has opened its fourth airport store in Terminal 3. Local brand Bee Cheng Hiang, which sells traditional barbecued meat, has commenced operations at Terminal 1.
*For the period 16 July to 15 August 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.