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Operating Indicators for September 2019

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Operating Indicators for September 2019

SINGAPORE, 25 October 2019 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.47 million passenger movements in September 2019, an increase of 4.7% compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements fell 0.7% to 31,200 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 7.8% to 170,000 tonnes for the month.

For the month of September, all regions recorded growth. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Japan led the gainers with a robust 15% year-on-year growth, followed by China and Philippines – both registering an 8% increase in passenger movements. Traffic to and from Hong Kong continued to weaken, declining 21% for the month.

For the first three quarters of 2019, total passenger traffic at Changi Airport rose 3.7% to 50.5 million passenger movements. Germany and the United States were among Changi’s fastest growing markets, registering year-on-year growth of more than 20%. Aircraft movements remained stable at 285,000 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput fell 6.4% to 1.49 million tonnes during the nine months.

As at 1 October 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 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 1 Oct, Singapore Airlines added another service to Seattle, bringing the weekly total to four.

New Restaurants & Stores –In T1’s public area, ANDES by ASTONS opened their second Changi Airport outlet, offering a wide selection of steak cuts, chicken and seafood. Over at T3, dessert shops Llaollao and 108 Matcha Saro have opened at the Departure Check-in Hall, offering passengers a sweet treat before their flight.

*For the period 16 Sep to 15 Oct 2019



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.

The world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. The airport’s latest gem, Jewel Changi Airport, opened in April 2019 and now attracts millions of visitors every month. Including Jewel, Changi Airport’s retail and dining offerings total more than 500 stores and over 260 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.

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