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Operating indicators for August 2012

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Operating indicators for August 2012

Singapore Changi Airport handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9% compared to a year ago.  Air traffic movements for the month also grew by 6.5% to 27,400 flights. 

Demand for air travel to and from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southwest Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas was strong, with double-digit growth registered for each of these regions.  Airfreight movements declined by 4.4% on-year, with 146,400 tonnes of cargo passing through Changi Airport during the month. 

For the first eight months of 2012, Changi Airport registered 33.6 million passenger movements (+10.5%), 214,000 flight movements (+9.0%) and 1.20 million tonnes of cargo (-1.9%).

As at 1 September 2012, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 230 cities in some 60 countries and territories around the world.  With more than 6,200 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 Services – Scoot started four times-weekly Singapore-Tianjin services on
23 August 2012, and thrice-weekly Singapore-Taipei services on 18 September 2012.  These were the airline’s fourth and fifth destinations respectively since its launch and follow Sydney, Gold Coast and Bangkok.

New Outlets – A variety of new shops were introduced at Changi Airport in August.  In the public areas, Heavenly Wang, part of the Wang Café chain, opened a new outlet at Terminal 3, offering Singapore-style quick meals such as chicken rice and laksa.  Over at Terminal 2, Chocolates.Candy.Delicatessen added a new store, and i-Sound, a new concept store specialising in music accessories such as earphones and speakers, also commenced operations. 

In the transit areas, two brand names added a store each in Terminal 3 – Tiffany & Co and Hugo Boss.  Terminal 2 also saw the setting up of two new stores – Luvenus, which carries gold jewellery and accessories – and Macau Express, which is located one level up from the Transit Lounge and provides set meals of porridge, rice and noodles in Chinese style. 



About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport 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. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport ( is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 400 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 360 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals.  Changi handled more than 46 million passenger movements in 2011, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 230 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

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