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Operating Indicators for August 2019

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Operating Indicators for August 2019

SINGAPORE, 26 September 2019 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.9 million passenger movements in August 2019, a 3.8% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements fell 1.6% to 32,400 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 8% to 169,000 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

For the month of August, while growth was recorded for most regions, South Asia traffic dipped 2%. Northeast Asia traffic recorded a 5% increase in passenger movements, with China (+8%), Japan (+14%) and South Korea (+19%) registering year-on-year growth – the latter benefiting from additional capacity on the Busan route. Hong Kong traffic, however, declined 14%. Among Changi’s top 10 city destinations, Bali (Denpasar), Shanghai and Tokyo registered double-digit growth. 

As at 1 September 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 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 – On 3 September, Singapore Airlines launched a 3x weekly ultra long-haul service to Seattle – a new non-stop link connecting Singapore to the United States. IndiGo also commenced daily services between Singapore and the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai.

New Services – Italian lifestyle brand Paul & Shark opened in T2’s transit area, offering a wide range of women's and men'sfashion clothing and accessories.

*For the period 16 Aug to 15 Sep 2019



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.

The world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. The airport’s latest gem, Jewel Changi Airport, opened in April 2019 and now attracts millions of visitors every month. Including Jewel, Changi Airport’s retail and dining offerings total more than 500 stores and over 260 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.

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