SINGAPORE, 29 March 2017 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passenger movements in February 2017, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year. Aircraft movements dipped 1.7% to 28,030 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.9% to reach 146, 870 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays in February 2016. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India posted the strongest growth of 14% increase – with traffic to Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi contributing to the growth. Traffic growth to Indonesia and Vietnam was also steady for the month, up 4% in both cases.
As at 1 March 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/about-us/traffic-statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Changi Airport welcomed its first new airline for the year, US-Bangla Airlines, to Singapore on 10 March. It operates 4x weekly services to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
On 5 March, IndiGo Airlines doubled its number of services to Chennai, India to 14x weekly.
New Stores & Restaurants – In the transit areas, a two-in-one concept store - LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar / Canton Paradise Noodle & Congee has opened in Terminal 3. It offers Taiwanese beef noodles, nourishing soups and Cantonese fare.
In Terminal 2, Crave - The Original Adam Road Nasi Lemak by Selera Rasa serves up their famed Nasi Lemak (a dish of coconut rice with fried chicken and grilled fish cake) and Teh Tarik (pulled milk tea beverage). Also in the same terminal, Asia Favourites, which sells food souvenirs such as pineapple cakes and durian cookies, has commenced operations.
* For the period 16 February to 15 March 2017
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 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.