Press release -
Operating Indicators for August 2018
SINGAPORE, 21 September 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.68 million passenger movements in August 2018, a 7.9% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements rose 3.6% to 32,890 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew 1.8% to reach 184,000 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
For the month of August, passenger traffic was boosted by growth across all regions. Traffic to and from Oceania achieved a double-digit increase (+10%) for the first time this year, recording over 570,000 passenger movements. Europe (+22%) and South Asia (+13%) also posted robust growth. Among Changi’s top ten markets, nine recorded higher traffic. Melbourne (+16%), Sydney (+13%) and Manila (+12%) were among the cities which registered double-digit growth.
As at 1 September 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Changi Airport welcomed the arrival of SF Airlines from Shenzhen, China on 4 September. SF Airlines is the first Chinese express airline to launch freighter services between Singapore and China. Its weekly service increases capacity on the Singapore-Shenzhen route by 16%.
On 15 September, IndiGo launched daily services from Kolkata and Tiruchirapalli, operating the airline’s first services from the two cities to Singapore. Today, Changi Airport is connected to 16 cities in India via about 260 weekly services.
New Restaurants & Stores – In the public areas, E-Gadget Mini by Sprint-Cass and Fish & Co have opened in T2. In addition, A-One Signature, which serves claypot-cooked cuisine and Seven Stop, a 24-hour vending machine concept store which sells gifts, lifestyle products and has claw machines for play, have commenced operations in T3.
*For the period 16 August to 15 September 2018
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 is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 62.2 million passengers from around the globe and handled 2.13 million tonnes of airfreight throughput in 2017. More than 400 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across four terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.