Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.4 million
passenger movements in June 2012, 9.7% more than a year before.
There were 26,700 landings and take-offs at
Changi during the month, a growth of 6.4% year-on-year.
For the first half of 2012, Changi Airport
handled 25.0 million passengers, an increase of 11.6% compared to
the corresponding period last year.
Demand for travel to and from the Middle East
(+22%), South Asia (+15%) and Northeast Asia (+14%) has
contributed to the increase in passenger traffic since the
start of the year.
For the six months ended June 2012,
Guangzhou, New Delhi, Beijing, Frankfurt and Taipei registered
the strongest percentage growth, among sectors with at least a
quarter of a million passengers during the period. Reflecting
Changiís increasing connectivity to China and India, traffic to
the two countries grew strongest among markets with at least a
million passengers. With links to 25 Chinese cities and 11
destinations in India, Changi Airport is the most connected
point from Southeast Asia to these two emerging economies.
Cargo movements at Changi were steady in June 2012, with 153,300
tonnes of airfreight shipped, a change of 0.1% year-on-year. For the
half-year, shipment volume declined by 1.0% compared to the
same period in 2011.
Earlier this month, Changi Airport
welcomed the commencement of airfreight services by Yangtze
River Express. The Chinese all-cargo carrier will operate
eight-weekly services using the 65-tonne A332F aircraft
connecting Shanghai Pudong to Singapore with stopovers in
Bangkok and Chongqing.
As at 1 July 2012, 100
airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to more
than 220 cities in 60 countries around the world. With more than
6,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands
at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.
New Outlets @ Changi
Popular bubble tea
retailer Gong Cha has opened its first Changi Airport outlet.
Located in Terminal 2ís Arrival Hall, the outlet is open 24 hours
In the transit areas, renowned Korean ginseng retailer
Cheong Kwan Jang is now in Terminal 2, providing shoppers with
a variety of ginseng roots, capsules and beverages.
recent store openings include Spanish clothing brand Desigual in
Terminal 3 and Sumo Salads in Terminal 2.
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