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Operating Indicators for June 2018

Press release   •   Jul 24, 2018 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 24 July 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.57 million passenger movements in June 2018, a 6.9% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew 3.1% at 31,870 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput dipped 0.8% to 170,630 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

In June, traffic between Singapore and Europe grew 19%. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Indonesia (+11%) and Japan (+12%) were the fastest growing, boosted by travel to Denpasar and Tokyo. Routes to London, Melbourne, Mumbai and Shanghai also registered double digit growth.

For the first half of the year, Changi Airport registered 32.1 million passenger movements, 5.5% higher than the same period last year. Nine of Changi’s top ten markets - Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Australia, India, the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam – recorded higher traffic, with India (+13%) registering the strongest growth. 

During the six months, aircraft movements rose 4.2% to 190,970, while airfreight throughput grew 2.7% to reach 1.04 million tonnes. Growth was observed for exports (+5%) and imports (+3%), while transshipments remained steady. Among Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, India (+7%) and Japan (+10%) grew the fastest.

As at 1 July 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*

New Services – Following LOT Polish Airlines’ new Singapore-Warsaw connection last month, the airline has added one new frequency, bringing the total number of weekly services to four. On 2 July, Scoot launched a new thrice-weekly service to Nanchang, China.

New Restaurants & Stores – T2 welcomed a host of new F&B outlets in the public areas of the terminal. In the Departure Hall, Krispy Kreme, Spanish frozen yogurt chain, Ilao Ilao, and Taiwanese bubble tea store, TP Tea, have opened, with the latter two being the first outlets in Singapore. In the Arrival Hall, five new F&B options - Coffee Toast Express, Crave, Pezzo, Stuff’d and Yolé are now available.

*For the period 16 June to 15 July 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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