Marginal growth in passenger traffic at Changi Airport
Singapore, August 22, 2014(STAT):- Singapore Changi Airport handled some 4.58 million passenger movements in July 2014, an increase of 1.0% compared to the same period last year, while flight movements dipped 2.6% to 28,200. During the month, cargo tonnage at Changi registered 155,000 tonnes, representing a decline of 2.4% from a year ago.
Passenger traffic during the month was supported by an increase in air travel between Singapore and Northeast Asia and South Asia, offset by weaker performance on some Southeast Asian routes. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam registered double-digit increases.
Travel to and from China registered a year-on-year growth for the first time since January 2014, fuelled by strong growth in traffic to and from Shanghai, as well as secondary cities such as Nanjing, Haikou, Hangzhou and Qingdao. Traffic between Singapore and Thailand continued to be impacted by the political situation, registering a year-on-year drop of 12%, the ninth consecutive month of decline. Bangkok traffic was down 16% for the month.
For the period of January to July 2014, 31.8 million passenger movements were recorded at Changi, 1.3% more than the corresponding period in 2013. Aircraft landings and take-offs grew by 2.1% to 199,900. Cargo shipments were stable at 1,065,000 tonnes for the same period.