Press release -
Changi Airport’s operating indicators for Q2 2022
SINGAPORE, 31 July 2022 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 2.93 million passenger movements in June 2022, reaching 50.3% of its pre-Covid traffic in June 2019. Aircraft movements, including both landings and takeoffs, totalled 18,400 (58.6% compared to June 2019), while airfreight throughput registered 163,000 tonnes for the month, a 1.4% increase year-on-year.
On a quarterly basis, the airport registered total passenger traffic of 7.33 million from April to June 2022, which is 43.6% of pre-Covid levels and 14 times compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements clocked 50,500 in the same period, reaching 53.5% of pre-Covid levels (96.8% year-on-year). Passenger traffic to and from the Americas rebounded strongly to exceed pre-pandemic levels by 7.13%, supported by the addition of flights to Canada since December 2021. Europe, Oceania and South Asia also saw strong recovery during the quarter, with passenger movements crossing 60% of levels registered during the April-June 2019 quarter.
For the second quarter of the year, airfreight movements totalled 469,000 tonnes, a slight year-on-year decline of 1.4%. Supply chain disruptions arising from Covid-19 lockdowns in China as well as geopolitical tensions impacted air cargo traffic, particularly during the months of April and May. The top five air cargo markets for the quarter were China, Hong Kong, Australia, United States of America and Japan.
Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said, “We are encouraged by the steady increase in passenger traffic as it is a sign that we are getting back on the trajectory of growth towards pre-pandemic levels. The reopening of Terminal 4 and partial opening of Terminal 2 will give us the capacity to support our airline partners’ efforts in restarting services and launching new routes, which are critical for us to capture post-pandemic demand for air travel.”
As at 1 July 2022, 85 airlines operate over 4,400 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 130 cities in 46 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 second quarter of 2022, Indonesia AirAsia resumed passenger flights to Bali and Jakarta, while Scoot and AirAsia Berhad reinstated passenger flights to Hat Yai and Kota Kinabalu respectively. Connectivity with South Korea was also strengthened, with Jeju Air resuming passenger services to Busan and Scoot launching a new service to Jeju.
Changi Airport also welcomed three new passenger airlines –Thai Vietjet (to Bangkok) and Bamboo Airways (to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) in April, as well as T’way Air (to Seoul) in May.
Earlier this month, Aircalin launched twice-weekly services to Nouméa, the capital of the French Pacific Territory of New Caledonia. Air Premia, which started its Seoul-Singapore Passenger Aircraft for Cargo Conveyance (PACC) operations in December last year, also launched four-weekly passenger service in mid-July. In the same month, Changi also welcomed a new freighter operator Atlas Air, which operates a weekly Singapore-Narita-Dallas service.
New Restaurants & Stores –Almost all shops in the public areas in Terminals 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) have reopened and four new F&B brands have commenced operations since April. They are Terrace Chinese Kitchen in T1, as well as Flash Coffee, Husk Nasi Lemak and Matchaya in T3. Krispy Kreme and TP Tea, which used to operate in Terminal 2, started operations in T3 in June. Service provider Coat and Fly, which helps spray passengers’ luggage with self-disinfecting anti-viral coating, has also commenced operations in T3’s Arrival Hall. There are also two new flower vending machines Cool Petals in T3’s Departure Hall and Seven Stop at Basement 2.
In the transit areas, more than nine in 10 shops have reopened. Hang Heung has opened a new kiosk at T1 offering premier and traditional Chinese pastries.
At Jewel Changi Airport, F&B outlets that have opened in the second quarter of the year include Arteastiq DePatio, Coucou Hotpot‧Brew Tea, Jollibean, Sukiya and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Nine retail outlets have also commenced operations at Jewel -- AWHSOME by Hyggerium, Fun Claw, Hush Puppies, kcuts, Lenskart, Sauce Legend, Table Matters, The Digital Gadgets and Oysho.
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.
As one of Asia’s most connected international aviation hubs, Changi Airport links Singapore to over 120 cities globally, with over 80 airlines operating more than 4,000 weekly flights. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, adding to Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offerings of close to 500 F&B and retail outlets. The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 600 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.