In May 2012, 4.09 million travellers passed through Singapore Changi Airport, an increase of 8.4% compared to a year ago. Flight movements at Changi increased 8.0%, corresponding with the growth in passenger movements.
Asia continued to be a key growth driver for Changi Airport with double-digit increases registered for traffic to and from Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East during the month. Year-to-date, passenger movements at Changi grew 12.0% to 20.6 million with Asian routes accounting for 80% of all traffic.
On the cargo front, Changi Airport registered 152,900 tonnes of cargo last month, down 2.8% year-on-year. For the first five months of this year, airfreight tonnage at Changi Airport decreased 1.3% to 745,000 tonnes.
Changi Airport welcomed the launch of new low-cost carrier Scoot on 4 June 2012. The airline currently operates dailies to Sydney and five-weekly services to Gold Coast, a new city link for Changi.
Singapore Changi Airport serves 100 airlines operating more than 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to 220 destinations in 60 countries.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html
New Outlets – Changi Airport introduced a slew of new shops during the month of May. In the transit area of Terminal 1, popular women’s lingerie and accessories retailer Victoria’s Secret opened its second outlet in Singapore. Other new shops in Terminal 1’s Transit Hall include the Braun Buffel and Goldheart jewellery stores.
In Terminal 2, Japanese snack provider Umeya and eatery Central Thai opened outlets on Level 2 and 3 of the Departure Hall respectively. Over in the transit area of Terminal 2, new store openings include Cotton On, McDonald’s, Wang Café, Delifrance, Cocoa & Co and Sakae Sushi.
Best Airport Accolades – Singapore Changi Airport received the Best Airport in Asia and Best Green Service Provider – Airport awards at the 26th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards on 5 June 2012. With these recognitions, Changi Airport has garnered 13 Best Airport awards since the start of the year and more than 400 Best Airport awards since 1981.
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.