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Operating Indicators for September 2013

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Operating Indicators for September 2013

SINGAPORE, 23 October 2013 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.3 million passenger movements in September 2013, an increase of 6.9% over the same month last year. In terms of flight movements, 28,400 landings and take-offs were recorded during the month, a growth of 7.2%.  On the cargo front, 152,800 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in September 2013, a decrease of 2.5% year-on-year. 

For the month, traffic to and from South East Asia, North East Asia and the Middle East registered double-digit growth.  Among Changi Airport’s top 10 city links, travel to Denpasar (Bali) and Taipei saw the largest increases of more than 30%. 

For the first three quarters of 2013, 39.7 million travellers passed through Changi Airport, representing an increase of 5.6% compared to the corresponding period in 2012.  Aircraft movements increased in tandem, growing by 5.5% to 254,000.  Airfreight shipments were stable at 1.4 million tonnes (+0.7%) for the same period.

As at 1 October 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,700 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

Other highlights at Changi

New ServicesUnited Airways (IATA: 4H) will commence operations at Changi Airport on 4 November.  The second Bangladeshi carrier to operate at Changi, United Airways will operate a thrice weekly service between Dhaka and Singapore using a 167-seater MD-83 aircraft.  In addition, Tigerair is commencing new services to Lijiang (thrice fortnightly), Surabaya (six times weekly) and Yangon (daily) in the month of October.

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

Effective Date



Frequency Increase

New Frequency

15 Oct

Tigerair Mandala


7x weekly

35x weekly

27 Oct

Singapore Airlines

New Delhi

7x weekly

21x weekly

27 Oct

Vietnam Airlines

Ho Chi Minh City

7x weekly

21x weekly

31 Oct

Golden Myanmar


7x weekly

14x weekly

1 Nov

Jet Airways


7x weekly

14x weekly

New Outlets – Two new service outlets have commenced operations in the public areas of Changi Airport’s terminals.  Smartphone rental service, Handy Singapore opened an outlet in each of the three terminals.  Offering exclusive deals for the best experiences in Singapore, Changi Recommends has opened its second outlet at Terminal 1’s Arrival Hall.



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 430 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 some 110 airlines flying to over 250 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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