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Operating Indicators for March 2017

Press release   •   Apr 24, 2017 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 24 April 2017 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.11 million passenger movements in March, a 4.3% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 2.6% higher at 30,920 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments saw a robust growth of 10.2% to reach 188,630 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

Passenger traffic for the month of March was boosted by traffic growth across all regions. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China and India led the gainers with double-digit growth. Strong traffic growth was also observed between Singapore and Asian cities such as Denpasar (+13%), Guangzhou (+18%) and Seoul (+13%).

For the first quarter of this year, Changi Airport registered 15 million passengers, 4.7% higher than during the same period last year. China registered strong growth of 14%, accounting for about 10% of total passenger movements during this period. Aircraft movements rose 2.0% to 90,540, while airfreight movements registered an increase of 6.2%, totalling 494,180 tonnes.

As at 1 April 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide.With more than 7,000 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 2017 season, which runs from 26 March to 28 October 2017.

Frequencies for the following services have been increased starting 26 March:

Destination Airline Frequency (Services)
South Asia
Ahmedabad Singapore Airlines Increased from 3x weekly to 4x weekly
South East Asia
Bangkok Singapore Airlines Increased from 35x weekly to 42x weekly
Ho Chi Minh City Singapore Airlines Increased from 17x weekly to 19x weekly
Phuket SilkAir Increased from 31x weekly to 35x weekly
Yangon Myanmar National Airlines Increased from 12x weekly to 14x weekly

An additional 38 weekly services will be launched in the coming months as part of the season’s new flights.

New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, French luxury fashion house Saint Laurent has opened their second Changi Airport store in Terminal 3, while Pure Gold Jewellers opened their third airport outlet in Terminal 2. Bakery-restaurant PAUL has also relocated from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1, serving ready-to-go food such as sandwiches and pastries.

In the public areas, Starbucks Reserve has opened their first Asian airport outlet at Terminal 3’s Departure Hall. Coffee lovers will be able to explore different coffee brewing methods, with an ultra-premium line of coffees available at the outlet.

* For the period 16 March to 15 April 2017

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 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. Including the soon-to-be-opened Terminal 4, Changi Airport will have 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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