Singapore Changi Airport (Changi) reported that it handled 4.77 million passenger movements in October 2016, a 3.7% year-over-year increase. Aircraft movements grew by 3.4% at 30,610 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 8.9% to reach 176, 960 tons YoY.

In October 2016, the South East Asia and South Asia regions led overall growth. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, Malaysia (+11%) and India (+12%) registered double-digit growth. For the first 10 months of 2016, passenger traffic at Changi Airport has risen 6% to 48.24 million.

The consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Singapore’s Changi Airports International (CAI) and Russia’s Basic Element, has signed the agreement to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport in Russia’s Far East from Sheremetyevo International Airport.

As at 1st of November 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.