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Operating indicators for January 2013

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Operating indicators for January 2013

SINGAPORE, 20 February 2013 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.33 million passenger movements in January 2013, an increase of 1.9% compared to a year ago.  Air traffic movements for the month grew in tandem by 2.2% to 28,200 flights.  The Lunar New Year holidays in January last year meant that there was a higher traffic base which affected the magnitude of growth last month.

Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, growth in air travel demand was strongest for Australia, Japan and Thailand, with traffic to and from Sydney, Tokyo and Bangkok increasing by 10% or more. 

Airfreight movements registered an increase of 2.5% on-year, as air shipments picked up ahead of the Lunar New Year period.  A total of 140,300 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi Airport during the month. 

As at 1 February 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 240 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide.  With more than 6,400 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 Outlets – Changi Airport enhanced its retail offerings in the Departure Transit Lounges across its three terminals over the last two months.  Terminal 1 saw the opening of two new cafés – Briccocafe and Honeymoon Dessert, while Terminal 3 welcomed a new souvenir store, Discover Singapore. 

Over at Terminal 2, Chopard joined the lineup of luxury brands at The Fashion Gallery with its luxury watches, while Le Sportsac, an American lifestyle brand specialising in casual bags, opened its first outlet at Changi Airport in the terminal.



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 most awarded airport with more than 420 accolades received since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are over 330 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets across the airport's three terminals.  Changi handled more than 51 million passenger movements in 2012, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 240 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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