SINGAPORE, 25 February 2020 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.95 million passenger movements in January 2020, an increase of 5.2% compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements rose by 2.2% to 33,400 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 8.4% to 157,000 tonnes for the month.
Passenger movements for the month of January saw growth in all regions. This was contributed by travel around the Chinese New Year which was on 25 January this year, compared to 5 February in 2019. However, air travel demand began to be impacted as the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) situation worsened in China and the rest of the region.
For the first two weeks of February, total passenger movements at Changi Airport decreased by more than 25%, while traffic between Singapore and China declined by more than 85% year on year. The impact was amplified by the Lunar New Year travel peak which occurred in February last year.
As of 14 February, there were about 40 weekly services to less than 10 cities in mainland China, a decrease of 90% from around 400 weekly services linking Singapore to 36 Chinese destinations previously.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at:
Other highlights at Changi*
New Restaurants & Stores –In the transit areas, three new F&B outlets – Archipelago Bar & Mango Tree Kitchen, Jamie’s Deli and Pontian Wanton Noodle have all opened their first Changi stores in T1. At T3, Fragrance Bak Kwa and Guardian have commenced operations.
In the public areas of T1, Bakery Cuisine’s Triplets, offering healthy sandwiches, salads and soup, as well as Anjappar Kailash Parbat, serving up foods of the famed Chettiars, have opened. In T3, fashion jewelry brand Chomel and Seeds of Joy, selling a variety of fruit and nut mixes, have commenced operations. At T3’s Basement 2, Play! by KinderPlay, the first indoor themed playground in Asia featuring characters from Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls, is now open.
To support the shops and restaurants in the public areas during this period of weakened demand, CAG will run various promotions. These include all-day, three-hour free parking at both Changi Airport and Jewel with a qualifying S$10 minimum spend. From 28 February to 1 March 2020, Changi Rewards members enjoy an additional 7x points on purchases, while from 6 March 2020, weekend visitors can redeem a S$5 Changi gift card with S$50 spend or a S$10 Changi gift card with S$100 spend with Mastercard.
Terms and conditions apply for these promotions. Details can be found at https://greatdeals.changiairport.com.
*For the period 1 Jan to 15 Feb 2020
 Receipts from Jewel qualify for free parking at T1/ Jewel car park (B3 to B5) only
 Admission to Canopy Park includes: Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Topiary Walk
 Attractions include: Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets
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.