Feb 27, 2016: Singapore Changi Airport started the year on a strong note, handling 158,000 tonnes cargo shipments, that is an increase of 4 percent compared to the same period last year.
On the passenger side, it witnessed 4.86 million movements in January 2016, a 10 percent year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 4.7 percent higher with 30,150 landings and takeoffs.
Passenger traffic growth was boosted by air travel demand to North East Asia and South East Asia, which account for two-thirds of Changi Airport’s total traffic. During the month, traffic to and from all of Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets increased, with six markets – China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam – recording double-digit growth. Indonesia traffic rose 7.3 percent, the first increase since July 2015.
As at 1 January 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 320 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.