Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.4 million passenger movements in June 2012, 9.7% more than a year before. There were 26,700 landings and take-offs at Changi during the month, a growth of 6.4% year-on-year.
For the first half of 2012, Changi Airport handled 25.0 million passengers, an increase of 11.6% compared to the corresponding period last year. Demand for travel to and from the Middle East (+22%), South Asia (+15%) and Northeast Asia (+14%) has contributed to the increase in passenger traffic since the start of the year.
For the six months ended June 2012, Guangzhou, New Delhi, Beijing, Frankfurt and Taipei registered the strongest percentage growth, among sectors with at least a quarter of a million passengers during the period. Reflecting Changi’s increasing connectivity to China and India, traffic to the two countries grew strongest among markets with at least a million passengers. With links to 25 Chinese cities and 11 destinations in India, Changi Airport is the most connected point from Southeast Asia to these two emerging economies.
Cargo movements at Changi were steady in June 2012, with 153,300 tonnes of airfreight shipped, a change of 0.1% on-year. For the half-year, shipment volume declined by 1.0% compared to the same period in 2011.
Earlier this month, Changi Airport welcomed the commencement of airfreight services by Yangtze River Express. The Chinese all-cargo carrier will operate eight-weekly services using the 65-tonne A332F aircraft connecting Shanghai Pudong to Singapore with stopovers in Bangkok and Chongqing.
As at 1 July 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 Outlets – Popular bubble tea retailer Gong Cha has opened its first Changi Airport outlet. Located in Terminal 2’s Arrival Hall, the outlet is open 24 hours daily.
In the transit areas, renowned Korean ginseng retailer Cheong Kwan Jang is now in Terminal 2, providing shoppers with a variety of ginseng roots, capsules and beverages. Other recent store openings include Spanish clothing brand Desigual in Terminal 3 and Sumo Salads in Terminal 2.
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.