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Operating Indicators for March 2016

Press release   •   Apr 29, 2016 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 29 April 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.90 million passenger movements in March, an 8.1% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 4.6% higher at 30,130 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments increased 5.2% to reach 171,180 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

Passenger traffic during the month was boosted by continued broad-based growth. In particular, Thailand, Malaysia and China registered double-digit increases for the third consecutive month. All of Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets grew by at least 4%.

For the first quarter of 2016, Changi Airport registered 14.4 million passengers, 9.9% higher than during the same period last year. Double-digit growth was registered for South East Asia, North East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East & Africa. Bangkok moved to the top of the cities list, accounting for over a million passenger movements. For the quarter, aircraft movements rose 5.6% to 88,790, while airfreight movements registered an increase of 3.3%, totalling 465,140 tonnes.

As at 1 April 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

Other highlights at Changi*

New Services – Changi Airport welcomed new services and increased service frequencies for the Northern Summer 2016 season which began in late March.

On 6 April, Changi’s first direct air link to Fiji was established, with Fiji Airways operating a twice-weekly service between Singapore and Nadi. Indonesian flag carrier Garuda commenced its new 5x weekly service to London-Heathrow (one-way) with a transit stop at Changi Airport on 31 March. The Heathrow-Jakarta leg is a non-stop service.

Frequencies for the following services have been increased:

Destination Airline Previous Frequency New Frequency
Bangkok Singapore Airlines 35x weekly 42x weekly
Davao Cebu Pacific 2x weekly 3x weekly
Hanoi SilkAir 4x weekly 5x weekly
Iloilo Cebu Pacific 2x weekly 3x weekly
Ko Samui Bangkok Air, SilkAir 12x weekly 14x weekly
Northeast Asia
Taipei Eva Air 11x weekly 13x weekly
South Asia
Cochin SilkAir 7x weekly 10x weekly
Colombo Singapore Airlines 7x weekly 10x weekly
Hyderabad SilkAir 9x weekly 10x weekly
Trivandrum SilkAir 4x weekly 5x weekly

New Stores – In the public areas, Korean fashion brand Redeye commenced operations at Terminal 3’s Basement Two. In the transit areas, Bottega Veneta and Garrett Popcorn opened in Terminal 2, while airport spa service Be Relax opened its first Asia outlet in Terminal 3.

* For the period 16 March to 15 April 2016

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 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015.  More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors.  With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 330 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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