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Passenger traffic in March crosses one million for the first time in two years
Passenger traffic in March crosses one million for the first time in two years

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Changi Airport’s Operating indicators for Q1 2022

SINGAPORE, 21 April 2022 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 1.14 million passenger movements in March 2022, crossing the one million mark for the first time since March 2020[1]. This was 20.3% of March 2019’s traffic. Aircraft movements totalled 13,200 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput registered 152,000 tonnes for the month.

For the first quarter of the year, aircraft movements reached 36,200, with 2.56 million passenger movements registered, which is 15.6% of pre-Covid-19 levels. Europe registered 426,000 passenger movements while the Americas clocked 122,000 movements, bringing the tally to 33.9% and 52.7% of pre-Covid-19 levels respectively. The top 10 markets and city links for the quarter can be found in the Annex.

Airfreight movements totalled 458,000 tonnes to reach 93% of pre-Covid-19 levels. Supply chain disruptions arising from the Covid-19 situation in Changi’s key cargo markets as well as geopolitical tensions impacted air cargo traffic, especially for March. The top five air cargo markets for the quarter were China, Australia, Hong Kong, United States of America and Japan.

Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said, “The further relaxation of travel restrictions since the beginning of April is a positive development for the Changi air hub and we are encouraged by the continued uptick in passenger traffic. The re-opening of travel gives airlines the confidence to launch new routes and restart services. We continue to work closely with our trade partners to stimulate travel and support them in rebuilding Changi’s connectivity.”

As at 1 April 2022, 81 airlines operate over 2,800 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 121 cities in about 47 countries and territories worldwide.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub/traffic-statistics.html.

Other highlights at Changi

New and Reinstated Services –In the first quarter of 2022, six airlines reinstated their passenger flights at Changi -- Air New Zealand (to Auckland), Philippines AirAsia (Manila), Thai AirAsia (Bangkok), United Airlines (San Francisco), VietJet Air (Ho Chi Minh City), and Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City).

In February, Changi welcomed HK Express to its family of airlines, operating services to Hong Kong. Two new airlines, Bamboo Airways (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and Thai VietJet (Bangkok and Phuket) are expected to commence services before the end of April.

In June 2022, Vietnam Airlines will operate to two new cities – Phu Quoc and Nha Trang while Aircalin will launch services to Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, on 1 July 2022.


[1] In March 2020, 1.6 million passenger movements were registered

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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.

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