SINGAPORE, 25 March 2013 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.12 million passenger movements in February 2013, an increase of 9.2% over the same month last year. Aircraft movements for the month grew by 4.2% to 25,900 flights.
Travel demand was boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays which this year fell in February compared to January last year. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, traffic between Singapore and Australia, China, Hong Kong and Japan each grew by more than 10%.
The Lunar New Year holidays had the opposite effect on Changi Airport’s airfreight movements which declined 12.1% compared to a year ago to 126,500 tonnes in the month of February.
Passenger movements have risen 5.3% to 8.44 million in the first two months of the year, with aircraft movements growing by a corresponding 3.2% to 54,100. Year-to-date, airfreight movements have declined 5.0% to 266,800 tonnes.
As at 1 March 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 240 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi
New Outlets – Several outlets commenced operations at Changi Airport Terminal 3 over the last two months. Familiar favourite Toastbox has opened an outlet in the Departure Hall, while Basement 2 has seen the addition of Cocoa & Co which features chocolates and candies, Sophisca which specialises in customised candy bouquets, shape-crafted candies and chocolates, and La Famille, which carries parent-child lookalike apparel and accessories.
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 (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport with more than 420 accolades received since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are over 330 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets across the airport's three terminals. Changi handled more than 51 million passenger movements in 2012, an annual record. Today, it serves some 110 airlines flying to over 240 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.