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Operating Indicators for October 2018

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Operating Indicators for October 2018

SINGAPORE, 29 November 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.38 million passenger movements in October 2018, a 4.3% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 3.2% higher at 32,800 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew 2.1% to reach 190,000 tonnes for the month.

For the month of October, all regions registered growth, with European traffic increasing by 15%, boosted by travel to the United Kingdom and Germany. Traffic to and from the United States rose 28%, albeit from a smaller base. Among Changi’s top destinations, Denpasar, London and Melbourne recorded double digit growth.

As at 1 November 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 – On 29 October, Garuda Indonesia commenced 4x weekly services to Belitung, a new city link for Singapore, while Air India Express started operating 4x weekly services to Bangalore. Connectivity to the United States was strengthened with Singapore Airlines’ and United Airlines’ seven additional services to Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand also jointly launched a third daily service to Auckland from 28 October.

On the cargo front, FedEx Express introduced 8x weekly freighter flights between Singapore and Sydney on 31 October.

New Restaurants & Stores – In the public areas, Jinjja Chicken, serving an array of Korean fast food, has made its debut at T2.

In the transit areas, bakery cafe Cedele has opened in T1. In T2, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, a new-to-Changi brand, Braun Buffel and Maison Christian Dior have commenced operations. Lego has also opened its first Changi Airport outpost in T3. 

*For the period 16 October to 15 November 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.

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