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Operating Indicators for November 2016

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

SINGAPORE, 28 December 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.78 million passenger movements in November 2016, a 3.2% increase compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements grew by 3.4% at 29,710 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose to 173,170 tonnes, a 7.9% year-on-year increase.

Passenger traffic for the month of November was supported by growth in air travel to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China (+13.7%), Vietnam (+9.9%) and India (+9.8%) led the gainers. As for Changi’s top 10 cities, strong traffic growth was observed between Singapore and Southeast Asian cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Denpasar, and Ho Chi Minh City.

For the first 11 months of 2016, passenger traffic rose 5.7% to 53.0 million, while cargo shipments grew by 6.1% to 1.79 million tonnes. Aircraft movements increased 4.1% to reach 328,520 landings and takeoffs.

As at 1 December 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 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 – Changi Airport welcomed new services to India, with Air India Express launching 4x weekly services to Kolkata on 20 November, and Jet Airways starting daily services to Bangalore on 14 December.

On China routes, SilkAir has launched 4x weekly services to Fuzhou; while Xiamen Airlines increased the frequency of its Singapore-Xiamen services from 14x weekly to 17x weekly beginning 18 November.

In Southeast Asia, Myanmar National Airlines increased its Yangon service from 7x weekly to 12x weekly flights beginning 1 December.

New Stores & RestaurantsTeahouse by Soup Restaurant, serving a variety of unique Nanyang Dim Sum, is now open in the public areas of Terminal 1. Over in Terminal 3's Basement 2, Etoz, manufacturer and retailer of quality home and bedding products, has opened its first airport store.

* For the period 16 Nov to 18 Dec 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 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles more than 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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