SINGAPORE, 28 July 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.84 million passenger movements in June, a 3.0% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 2.9% higher at 29,350 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.8% to reach 163,070 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
In June, the main regions driving growth were the Americas, North East Asia and South West Pacific. Among Changi’s top ten country markets, China (+16%) and Australia (+7%) led the gainers, with Guangzhou, Melbourne and Perth registering double-digit increases.
For the first half of 2016, 28.8 million passengers passed through Changi Airport, 8.0% higher than the corresponding period last year. Growth was broad-based – all of Changi’s top ten country markets achieved positive growth – with double-digit increases recorded for China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Aircraft movements rose 4.7% to 177,810, while airfreight movements improved 4.2% to reach 950,250 tonnes for the six months.
Changi Airport received the “Best Green Airport” award at the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards last month. This is the second consecutive year Changi has won this award.
As at 1 July 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 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 – West Air and SilkAir each increased its Chongqing service from 5x weekly services to 7x weekly. Tigerair launched new 3x weekly services to Zhengzhou, while China Eastern commenced its new daily Shenyang-Nanjing-Singapore route on 10 July.
In Australia, Singapore Airlines raised its Sydney frequency from 31x weekly to 35x weekly, while Qantas added 2x weekly services to fly 9x weekly to Perth. In India, since launching its Amritsar route in end May, Scoot has increased its frequency from 3x to 4x weekly.
Changi Airport also welcomed two new cargo airlines. K-Mile Air commenced 5x weekly services between Bangkok and Singapore, while Silk Way West Airlines started operating 2x weekly services between Singapore and Azerbaijan, with stopovers in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.
New Stores – In the transit areas, The Fashion Gallery in Terminal 2 offers a world class shopping experience to travellers with over 30 luxury fashion, accessory and jewellery brands all under one roof. Luxury brand MCM, known for its exquisite range of leather products, has expanded its presence in Terminal 1. Ya Kun Kaya Toast has opened its second airport outlet in Terminal 2, serving local dishes and traditional breakfast items such as toast, eggs and coffee.
In the public areas, women’s clothing brand Peniwern and American-style seafood chain The Manhattan Fish Market made their debut in Terminal 3 and Terminal 1 respectively.
*For the period 16 Jun to 15 Jul 2016
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 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015. More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 320 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.