SINGAPORE, 26 Jul 2019 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.82 million passenger movements in June 2019, 4.5% higher than the same period last year. Aircraft movements fell 1.5% to 31,400 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 5.1% to 162,000 tonnes for the month.
In June, all regions registered growth, with the exception of South Asia, which saw a decline of 3%. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Japan (+12%) and China (+8%) led the gainers. Shanghai was the fastest growing among Changi’s top 10 destinations, rising 19%.
For the first half of the year, Changi Airport registered 33.2 million passenger movements, a 3.6% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements dipped 0.8% to 190,000 while airfreight throughput fell 5.7% to 983,000 tonnes. Eight out of Changi’s top 10 markets recorded growth; Japan registered the strongest performance (+11%) while traffic to and from Indonesia (-1%) and Thailand (-2%) was weaker.
As at 1 July 2019, more than 120 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Chongqing Airlines launched daily services between Singapore and Chongqing on 28 June. On 4 July, Jeju Air, a new carrier at Changi Airport, commenced a 4x weekly service between Singapore and Busan.
Scoot launched 3x weekly services to Kota Baru on 2 July and added an additional service each to its Athens and Male routes, bringing the total to 5x weekly services for both destinations. SilkAir introduced an additional Singapore-Darwin service, and now operates a daily service to the city. Singapore Airlines also added an additional service to Copenhagen and Milan (Malpensa).
Qatar Airways Cargo commenced freighter operations to Changi Airport on 6 July, with a 2x weekly service connecting to Macau and USA among other destinations.
New Restaurants & Stores – Offering a range of unique craft beers brewed in Singapore, Archipelago Craft Brew House has opened its first Singapore outlet in T2’s transit area. Travellers can now savour beer infused with Asian flavours, with a range of food options like burgers, pizzas and pasta dishes, as well as salted egg yolk dishes.
*For the period 16 Jun to 15 Jul 2019
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.
The world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. The airport’s latest gem, Jewel Changi Airport, opened in April 2019 and now attracts millions of visitors every month. Including Jewel, Changi Airport’s retail and dining offerings total more than 500 stores and over 260 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.