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Operating indicators for October 2011

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Operating indicators for October 2011

SINGAPORE, 23 November 2011 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 3.88 million passenger movements last month, 8.3% more than the corresponding period last year.  At the same time, Changi handled 26,270 aircraft movements, surpassing the 26,000 mark for the first time and registering a new monthly record in terms of aircraft movements.

The growth in passenger traffic was driven by an increase in travel to and from Northeast Asia and South Asia with both markets registering double-digit growth.  Demand for budget travel continued to improve with low cost airlines carrying 24.8% more passengers during the month.  Passenger traffic on full service carriers grew 3.2% on-year.

Changi Airport handled 163,100 tonnes of cargo in October, an increase of 0.4% year-on-year.  While overall cargo handled at Changi remained relatively unchanged compared to a year ago, transhipment cargo increased 11.3% during the month.

As at 1 November 2011, Changi Airport is connected to some 210 cities in 60 countries and territories, and serves 100 airlines operating more than 6,100 weekly flights. 

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at


Other highlights at Changi

New Services – Changi Airport is now connected to 25 Chinese cities with the commencement of SilkAir’s thrice-weekly services to Changsha on 31 October. 

On the cargo front, Lufthansa Cargo began freighter operations at Changi last month.  Using the 89-tonne MD-11F aircraft, Lufthansa Cargo operates twice-weekly services to Frankfurt with stops in Cairo, Dhaka, Mumbai, New Delhi and Sharjah.  Singapore Airlines Cargo has also introduced a new service to Frankfurt which includes stops in Bengaluru, Chennai and Sharjah.

New Outlets – Home improvement retail chain Home-Fix has opened its first outlet in Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 Basement 2.  Home-Fix offers the latest products in home improvement as well as ideas on rejuvenating homes.  A new 24-hour convenience store, 7-Eleven, has opened at Terminal 1 Basement 1.  Located near the Terminal 1 carpark, the outlet provides travellers and airport visitors with round-the-clock availability of a wide range of daily neccessities and food items.



About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport 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.  Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport ( is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 380 accolades since it opened in 1981.  To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 290 retail stores and 130 F&B outlets across the airport's four terminals.  Changi handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record.  Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 210 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

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