May 25, 2016: Singapore Changi Airport cargo shipments increased 7.2 percent to reach 164,530 tonnes, compared to the same period last year. It handled 4.79 million passenger movements in April, a 9.2 percent year-on-year increase.
Aircraft movements were 4.3 percent higher at 29,460 landings and takeoffs, while Passenger traffic during the month was supported by double-digit growth in air travel to and from North East Asia, South East Asia and Africa, offset by weaker performance on American routes.
Traffic between Singapore and all of Changi’s top 10 country markets grew during the month, with China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam increasing by more than 10 percent. China traffic growth was especially robust at 23 percent.
As at May 1 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.