SINGAPORE, 21 December 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.41 million passenger movements in November 2018, a 4.5% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew 2.5% to 31,910 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput remained stable at 189,000 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
For the month of November, passenger traffic was underpinned by growth across all regions. Traffic to and from South Asia saw double-digit growth, with India (+14%) leading among Changi’s top 10 markets. Double-digit growth was also registered for Germany (+30%), the United States (+22%) and New Zealand (+17%).
As at 1 December 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 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 – Changi added two new city links to India, with IndiGo Airlines’ new 2x weekly service to Vijayawada, and Jet Airways commencing a daily Singapore-Pune service. Jet Airways also added a third daily each to its Delhi and Mumbai services.
Changi welcomed Guangxi Beibu Gulf Airlines and the return of Hainan Airlines; the airlines launched 3x weekly services to Nanning and Haikou respectively. Hebei Airlines also doubled its daily service to Hangzhou on 1 December. AirAsia Berhad commenced a 4x weekly Ipoh service on 2 December, while Qantas added three weekly services to Sydney on 14 December. Singapore Airlines also added three weekly services each to their non-stop San Francisco and Los Angeles routes.
New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, Italian brands Bvlgari and Moncler opened their first airport boutiques in T1, while Ray-Ban commenced operations in T3.
In the public areas, fast-food chain Burger King has opened in T1. Michelin-recommended Hong Kong brand Chee Kei, a new-to-Changi store offering authentic Cantonese food, and Ya Kun Kaya Toast, a Singaporean homegrown café offering a range of local delights, have opened in T2. In the same terminal, #Sip has made its debut in Changi, with a wide variety of drink options. Over in T3, Ramen Champion & Hokkaido Paradise, a new concept at Changi, offering a wide range of Japanese cuisine, has commenced operations. Saap Saap Thai and Saap Saap Thai Desserts have also opened in T3, with a selection of casual Thai dining options.
*For the period 16 November to 15 December 2018
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 62.2 million passengers from around the globe and handled 2.13 million tonnes of airfreight throughput in 2017. More than 400 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across four terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.