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Operating Indicators for October 2013

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Operating Indicators for October 2013

SINGAPORE, 21 November 2013 – Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew 3.2% on-year in October 2013, with 4.41 million passengers passing through the airport.  Aircraft landings and takeoffs rose by 6.7% to 29,500.  In terms of airfreight movements, Changi Airport handled 157,400 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 1.8% compared to a year ago.

Passenger traffic to Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East grew in the 10 months ending October 2013.  Among Changi Airport’s top ten country markets, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia registered double-digit traffic growth for the month.

On a rolling year basis, passenger and aircraft movements grew to 53.4 million (+6.2% on-year) and 339,900 (+5.6%) respectively.  Airfreight movements were stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the 12-month period.

As at 1 November 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 270 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 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 ServicesTigerair is launching three new services in November to Chiang Mai and Langkawi (both 4x weekly), as well as a thrice-weekly service to Lombok.  Thai AirAsia is commencing a daily service to Krabi whilst SilkAir will expand its connectivity to Indonesia with a thrice-weekly service to Yogyakarta.  Scoot launched a new service to Hong Kong (5x weekly), the 11th destination on its network.  

Frequency Changes – Frequencies of the following services have been increased for the Northern Winter 2013 season:




Frequency Increase

New Frequency

16 Nov

Jetstar Asia


1x weekly

5x weekly

18 Nov



3x weekly

10x weekly



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 most awarded airport with more than 450 accolades received since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are over 350 retail stores and 120 F&B outlets across the airport's three terminals.  Changi handled more than 51 million passenger movements in 2012, an annual record.  Today, it serves more than 100 airlines flying to 270 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.  A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

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