SINGAPORE, 23 July 2013 – Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 6.1% in June 2013, with 4.67 million passengers passing through the airport. This marks the highest number of passenger movements Changi has handled in a month this year. In terms of flight movements, a total of 28,300 aircraft landings and take-offs were recorded, a growth of 6.1% year-on-year.
Air traffic to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East grew. The haze situation in Singapore during the month had no discernible impact on passenger and aircraft movements.
For the first six months of 2013, Changi Airport managed 26.2 million passengers, an increase of 5.0% compared to the corresponding period in 2012. Aircraft movements rose in tandem by 4.6% to 166,800. Yangon (+27%), Taipei (+19%) and Bangkok (+18%) registered the strongest growth, among cities with at least a quarter of a million passengers during the period.
On the cargo front, 150,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in June 2013, 1.8% lower than a year before. For the half-year, total cargo volume dipped 2.3% to 877,700 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
As at 1 July 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at:
Other highlights at Changi
New City Link – On 18 July 2013, Changi Airport welcomed a new city link, with the commencement of flight operations connecting Singapore to Kalibo in the Philippines. Tigerair will operate thrice-weekly services to Kalibo, the nearest international gateway to the white sandy beaches of Boracay, an immensely popular beach holiday destination.
New Outlets – Renowned for its fashion-inspired collections of beauty products and prestigious fragrances, Victoria’s Secret opened its second outlet at Changi Airport, located in the Departure Transit Lounge of Terminal 2. Over in the public areas, Belgian fashion label Kipling opened its newest outlet in the Departure Check-in Hall of Terminal 2, where customers will be spoilt for choice with its extensive range of trendy and practical bags.
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 430 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 250 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.