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Operating Indicators for May 2019

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Operating Indicators for May 2019

SINGAPORE, 27 June 2019 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.41 million passenger movements in May 2019, a 2.1% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements dipped 2% to 31,700 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 5% to 172,000 tonnes for the month.

For the month of May, Southeast Asia and South Asia registered a decline, offset by growth in Northeast Asia and Southwest Pacific traffic. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Australia (11%) and Japan (13%) achieved double digit growth, but traffic was weaker for India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

As at 1 June 2019, more than 120 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 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 – On 18 May, Urumqi Air, a new carrier at Changi Airport, commenced thrice-weekly services to Urumqi via Wuhan. Lufthansa has increased its Munich service from six times weekly to seven. Scoot has added three weekly services each to Kaohsiung and Osaka (Kansai), while SilkAir has increased its services to Cairns, from five to seven weekly.

New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, Sunglass Hut commenced operations in T1, while Furla has opened a new outlet in T3.

In the public areas, Japan Gourmet Hall SORA opened its second airport restaurant in T1, with three new brands – Ikkousha, Megumi Maru and Yoshimi, offering a range of Japanese dishes including ramen, mixed rice bowls and katsu curries.

Three new eateries – Paris Baguette, Canton Paradise and Le Shrimp Ramen are now available at T3. Local specialty product store Wain’s and mini KTV booth Mbar, have also opened in the same terminal.

*For the period 16 May to 15 Jun 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.

The world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. Including the new Jewel Changi Airport, Changi has more than 550 retail and service stores, as well as about 250 F&B outlets. With over 120 airlines providing connectivity to some 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.

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