Skip to content
Operating Indicators for March 2019

Press release -

Operating Indicators for March 2019

SINGAPORE, 24 April 2019 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.63 million passenger movements in March 2019, a 1.4% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were stable at 32,400 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput dipped 1.5% to 185,000 tonnes for the month.

In March, while growth was observed for most regions, Southeast Asia traffic dipped 2%. This was offset by North Asia traffic which increased 5%, boosted by growth for China and Japan.

For the first quarter of the year, Changi Airport registered 16.4 million passenger movements, 4.0% higher than the same period last year. Aircraft movements were stable at 95,000 while airfreight movements registered a 3.8% decline for the quarter, totalling 493,000 tonnes. Due to a slowdown in global trade flows, all cargo flows – exports, imports and transhipments – have weakened.

As at 1 April 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 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 – Singapore Airlines increased its Johannesburg services from daily to ten per week, while Lufthansa increased its Munich service from five times weekly to six times.

New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, sweets boutique Janice Wong Singapore opened its first airport store in T3. The selection of delectable confections includes its signature chocolate bon bons, cookies and lollipops.

*For the period 16 March to 15 April 2019 



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 seventh busiest airport for international traffic, managing a record 65.6 million passenger movements and 2.15 million tonnes of airfreight throughput in 2018. Changi Airport has 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.

Related content