Changi Airport, pax up by 8.2% in January 2017
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) reported that it handled 5.26 million passenger movements in January 2017, an increase of 8.2% year-over-year. Aircraft movements were 4.8% higher YoY with 31,600 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments were steady at 158,690 tons.
Passenger traffic growth for the month of January was boosted by air travel demand to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, China led the gainers with a strong 31% growth in passenger traffic.
According to the airport, India (+14%), Indonesia (+14%), and Malaysia (+12%) also registered double-digit growth. As for Changi’s top 10 cities, travel to and from Denpasar increased 18% YoY, while Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta also saw healthy growth.
As at 1st of January 2017, 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, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.
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