SINGAPORE, 28 August 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.72 million passenger movements in July 2018, a 5.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements rose 2.5% to 32,710 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew 2.1% to reach 183,300 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic for the month of July was boosted by growth across all regions, with traffic to and from Europe rising 19% compared to the same period last year. With the launch of Scoot’s Berlin service and the resumption of Lufthansa’s Munich service earlier this year, traffic to and from Germany grew 30%. Among Changi’s top 10 destinations, London and Denpasar led the gainers, registering double digit growth.
As at 1 August 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 – AirAsia Berhad doubled its weekly services to Kota Kinabalu to 14x weekly on 1 August. Malindo Air also launched a new daily service to the same city on 10 August.
New Restaurants & Stores – House of Seafood opened a new outlet in T3’s Basement 2 (public area), selling vacuum-packed ready-to-eat crab in chilli, black pepper and salted egg yolk flavours.
*For the period 16 July to 15 August 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.