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Operating Indicators for May 2016

Press release   •   Jun 28, 2016 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 28 June 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.78 million passenger movements in May, a 6.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 4.1% higher at 30,220 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments held steady at 157,510 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

For the month, travel to and from North East Asia and Africa rose by more than 10%. Traffic also increased between Singapore and South East Asia, South West Pacific and the Middle East. All of Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets registered traffic growth, with double-digit increases for China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

As at 1 June 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

Other highlights at Changi*

New Services – A new city link to Amritsar, India, was established with Scoot’s new thrice-weekly services on 24 May. Garuda Indonesia started a new daily service to Medan on 14 June, while West Air increased its 3x weekly service to Chongqing to 5x weekly from 27 May. West Air launched its inaugural international flight to Singapore in February this year.

New Stores – In the transit areas, Harry’s Bar and Gucci made their debut in Terminal 2 and 3 respectively.

In the public areas, Pure Gold Jewellers and Avenue Kids both commenced operations in Terminal 2. This is Avenue Kids’ second full-fledged airport store following the opening of its first store in the Terminal 2 transit area last month.

* For the period 16 May to 15 Jun 2016

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( 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 330 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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