Changi airport passenger traffic soars 10.9 per cent in August
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — Singapore’s Changi Airport handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to a year ago.
Air traffic movements for the month also grew by 6.5 per cent to 27,400 flights, said Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG).
It said demand for air travel to and from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southwest Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas was strong, with double-digit growth registered for each of these regions.
Airfreight movements declined by 4.4 per cent year-on-year, with 146,400 tonnes of cargo passing through Changi Airport during the month.
For the first eight months of 2012, CAG said, Changi Airport registered 33.6 million passenger movements (+10.5 per cent), 214,000 flight movements (+9.0 per cent) and 1.20 million tonnes of cargo (-1.9 per cent).
As at Sept 1 2012, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 230 cities in some 60 countries and territories around the world.
With more than 6,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds. — Bernama