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Operating Indicators for February 2018

Press release   •   Mar 27, 2018 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 27 March 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 4.93 million passenger movements in February, a 5.6% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 6.0% higher with 29,700 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughputwas stable at 1.4% to reach 148,930 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

Passenger traffic for the month was boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays[1], with travel to and from the Southeast and Northeast Asia regions accounting for over half of the growth. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China (+13%) and India (+12%) were the fastest growing.

As at 1 March 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[2]

New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, British retailer WH Smith,which sells books, stationery and gifts, progressively opened four new outlets in Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3), following four outlet openings last month. Games store Kaboom opened its fourth airport outlet in T3, and now has one store in every terminal.

[1] The Lunar New Year public holidays were on 16 and 17 February 2018

[2] For the period 16 February to 16 March 2018

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.

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.

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