SINGAPORE, 27 Febuary 2015 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.42 million passenger movements in January 2015, 3.8% less than a year ago. In tandem, aircraft movements decreased 5.2% to 28,800. Airfreight movements rose 1% to 151,800 for the month.
Passenger traffic in January last year was boosted by the Lunar New Year which fell on the last day of the month. Notwithstanding this, traffic to and from South Asia grew 5% in January 2015, mainly fuelled by increased travel on India routes. Traffic between Singapore and Thailand continued to improve, rising 22% for the month. In particular, among Changi Airport’s top 10 destinations, Bangkok registered the strongest growth, up 34%.
As at 1 February 2015, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 300 cities in 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,500 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.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi
New City Link & Services – AirAsia Indonesia began its three times weekly service to Solo, Indonesia from 29 January, a new city link for Changi. Solo is Changi Airport’s 14th Indonesian city link.
Myanmar Airways International increased its daily service to Yangon to 10 times a week since 1 February. Malindo Air, which commenced services in November 2014, increased its thrice daily services to Kuala Lumpur to four times daily from 6 February.
New Stores – A new fashion boutique, Femi Nine, has opened at Terminal 3’s Basement 2 mall. It offers an affordable selection of apparel and accessories for ladies to choose from.
1983 Cafe Nanyang in the Departure Hall of Terminal 2 offers its signature local flavours such as kaya toast and its famed nasi lemak for those craving local delights.
Over in the transit areas, American retailer Kate Spade NY has delighted many fans with the opening of its Terminal 3 store, the first in an airport. Local eatery chains Tip Top and Killiney Kopitiam have opened new outlets at Terminal 3, offering travellers additional quick bites options.
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 541 million passengers from around the globe in 2014. More than 350 retail stores and 160 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 300 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,500 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.