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Operating Indicators for May 2018

Press release   •   Jun 25, 2018 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 25 June 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.29 million passenger movements in May 2018, a 5.8% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew 3.6% at 32,330 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew moderately at 1.8% to reach 180,490 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

In May, traffic between Singapore and Europe saw a robust double-digit growth of 17% on the back of additional capacity introduced recently to Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, China led the gainers with a 12% increase in passenger traffic, with more than 550,000 movements between Singapore and China. Traffic to and from Australia, India, Japan and Vietnam also registered good growth of at least 8%. Among Changi’s top 10 city routes, Sydney recorded the strongest growth at 15%, followed by Denpasar (+10%) and Ho Chi Minh City (+8%).

At this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, Changi Airport was named ‘Best Airport – Asia (over 1m tonnes)’ and ‘Best Green Airport’. Changi Airport was also recognised as ‘Airport of the Year’ at the Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards.

As at 1 June 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 – Changi Airport welcomed a new city link – Warsaw, with LOT Polish Airlines launching a 3x weekly service between Singapore and Warsaw. This is also Singapore’s first non-stop link to Poland, providing travellers with convenient access to the Eastern and Central European region.

New Restaurants & Stores – In the public areas, MA MUM To-Go has opened its first 24-hour halal concept restaurant in Changi Airport’s expanded Terminal 1 (T1) Arrival Hall, with a range of traditional local food. The Golden Duck Co. opened its second store in Changi, at Terminal 2, offering gourmet salted egg yolk snacks. Collin’s has made its debut in Changi, serving Western cuisine in Terminal 3 (T3). In the same terminal, Colonial Club has opened its first Changi restaurant, serving Hainanese-style western fare, Nyonya dishes and local delights.

In the transit areas, Hops Bar – located in T1’s outdoor Cactus Garden, has opened its first bar in Changi with a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, where passengers can relax while watching football or have a game of darts. In T3, German brand Braun Buffel has opened its second boutique in Changi, offering a range of high quality leather goods.

*For the period 16 May to 15 June 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.