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Operating Indicators for September 2016

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Operating Indicators for September 2016

SINGAPORE, 24 October 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.58 million passenger movements in September 2016, a 3.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements also grew by 3.0% at 29,330 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.8% to reach 167,100 tonnes compared to the same period last year.

In the first nine months of 2016, 43.5 million passengers travelled through the airport, 6.2% more than the same period a year ago, while aircraft movements increased, by 4.2% to 268,190.

All of Changi’s top 10 country markets achieved positive growth year-to-date, with Indonesia (+6.4%), Malaysia (+8.9%) and China (+15.3%) taking the top three spots. Jakarta continued to be Changi Airport’s busiest route for the same period, followed closely by Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Cargo shipments totalled 1.44 million tonnes during the first three quarters of 2016, 5.5% higher compared to the same period last year.This was the fastest pace of growth in the past five years.

Changi Airport emerged overall winner in this year’s World Routes Marketing Awards on 26 September, held in Chengdu, China; and also came up tops in the ‘Over 50 Million Passengers’ category. Voted by airlines, the annual Routes Marketing Awards recognizes excellence in airport marketing. On 29 September, Changi Airport also emerged as the winner of Payload Asia’s ‘Asia Pacific Airport of the Year – Customer Choice’ for the third consecutive year, an award honouring excellence in the air cargo supply chain.

As at 1 October 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 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 Services – On 19 September, Changi Airport added two new city links – Canberra and Wellington, with the launch of Singapore Airline’s 4x weekly services to the two capitals. New city links to Sapporo and Jaipur were also established, with Scoot’s 3x weekly services on 1October and 2 October respectively. Shenzhen Airlines also introduced daily services between Singapore and Guangzhou on 19 September.

New StoresSpa Express by international wellness organization Heaven on Earth opened its first Southeast Asian airport outlet in Terminal 2 (Transit), offering a range of body and foot massages as well as facial treatments for weary travellers. Following the popularity of 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken in Terminal 3’s public area, the Korean-styled fried chicken chain has opened its second airport outlet in Terminal 1’s transit area.

* For the period 16 Sep to 15 Oct 2016



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 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015.  More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors.  With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 330 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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