Changi Airport, pax up by 1.5% in February 2017
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) reported that it handled 4.67 million passenger movements in February 2017, an increase of 1.5% year-over-year. At the same time, aircraft movements dipped 1.7% to 28,030 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.9% to reach 146, 870 tonnes YoY.
According to Changi Airport, passenger traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays in February 2016. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India posted the strongest growth of 14% increase – with traffic to Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi contributing to the growth. Traffic growth to Indonesia and Vietnam was also steady for the month, up 4% in both cases.
As at 1st of March 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.
Changi Airport also announced that it has welcomed its first new airline for the year, US-Bangla Airlines, to Singapore on the 10th of March. It operates four times weekly services to Dhaka, Bangladesh. On the 5th of March, IndiGo Airlines doubled its number of services to Chennai, India to fourteen times weekly.
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