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June’s passenger traffic crosses five million for first time in over three years.
June’s passenger traffic crosses five million for first time in over three years.

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Changi Airport’s operating indicators for Q2 2023

Singapore, 20 July 2023 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.12 million passenger movements in June 2023, crossing five million for the first time since January 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. This was 88% of the passenger movements in June 2019. In terms of aircraft movements, a total of 27,500 landings and take-offs were recorded, about 88% of the June 2019 level. Airfreight throughput stood at 135,000 tonnes for the month, representing a year-on-year decline of 17%.

On a quarterly basis, Changi Airport saw 14.6 million passenger movements from April to June 2023, which was 87% of what was registered for the second quarter of 2019. Aircraft movements reached 81,400 or 86% compared to the corresponding period in 2019. Changi Airport’s top five traffic markets for the quarter were (in alpha order) Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Passenger traffic to and from Northeast Asia continued to show steady improvement rising from around 50% of pre-Covid levels in January 2023 to 75% by June 2023.

From April to June 2023, airfreight throughput totalled 418,000 tonnes, a decline of 10.8% year-on-year. Air cargo demand remained weak due to softening demand amid inflationary pressures. For the period, Changi’s top five air cargo markets comprised Australia, China, Hong Kong, India and United States of America. India has emerged to be among the top five air cargo markets for two consecutive quarters since the start of 2023.

Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Executive Vice President for Air Hub and Cargo Development said, “Changi Airport continues to witness steady growth in passenger traffic, with passenger movements inching closer to 90% of 2019 levels as we close the second quarter. We are pleased to have crossed the five-million mark again in June with the mid-year holiday season. Changi has regained more than 80% of its pre-Covid city links and we look forward to strengthening connectivity to more points in Southeast Asia and China in the second half of the year.”

In the second quarter of 2023, Indigo launched twice-weekly passenger services to Bhubaneswar, Changi Airport’s first city link to India’s eastern state of Odisha and 17th link to India. Air Canada announced the resumption of its Vancouver-Singapore service in April 2024, after more than three decades since the airline last operated at Changi.

As at 1 July, 99 airlines operate over 6,300 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 148 cities in 49 countries and territories worldwide.



About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( 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 some 140 cities globally, with over 100 airlines operating more than 6,000 weekly flights. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, adding to Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offerings of over 550 F&B and retail outlets across the airport. The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 650 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.

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