Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.78 million passenger movements in November 2016, a 3.2% increase year over year. Aircraft movements grew by 3.4% at 29,710 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose to 173,170 tons, a 7.9% increase YoY.

Passenger traffic for the month of November was supported by growth in air travel to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China, Vietnam and India led the gainers with the increase of 13.7%, 9.9% and 9.8% respectively.

As for Changi’s top 10 cities, strong traffic growth was observed between Singapore and South East Asian cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Denpasar, and Ho Chi Minh City.

For the first 11 months of 2016, passenger traffic rose 5.7% to 53.0 million, while cargo shipments grew by 6.1% to 1.79 million tons. Aircraft movements increased 4.1% to reach 328,520 landings and takeoffs.

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.

The airport said that as at 1st of December 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights.