Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.37 million
passenger movements in May 2014, a growth of 2.0% compared to the
same period in 2013.
Flight movements increased by 1.7% to 28,930.
During the month, 157,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at
Changi, a 3.5% increase year-on-year.
The growth in
passenger traffic was supported by an increase in air travel
between Singapore and Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest
Pacific, offset by weaker performance on some Southeast Asian
Among Changi Airportís top 10 country markets, Hong Kong
and Vietnam registered double-digit increases. Travel to and from
Thailand continued to be impacted by the political situation,
decreasing by 17%, with Bangkok and Phuket traffic dropping by 24%
and 7% respectively.
For the period of January to May 2014,
21.95 million passenger movements were recorded at Changi, 1.8%
more than the corresponding period in 2013. Aircraft landings and take-offs grew by 3.6% to 143,550. Cargo shipments increased by
0.8% to 755,400 tonnes for the same period.
As at 1 June
2014, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting
Singapore to 290 cities in some 75 countries and territories
worldwide. With more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights, an
aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90
Whatís New at Changi
VietJet Air launched a daily Ho Chi Minh - Singapore
service on 23 May. VietJet is the sixth airline to operate this
route, adding over 2,500 one-way seats each week.
Tigerair commenced a thrice-weekly service to Xiían,
China from 15 May. With this latest addition, Tigerair now serves
six Chinese cities from Singapore.
On 27 May, SilkAir
introduced a new thrice-weekly service to Kalibo, Philippines, the
nearest international gateway to the white sandy beaches of
Boracay, an immensely popular beach holiday destination. The
service will be offered via a circular routing through Cebu.
SilkAir also added Mandalay, Myanmar to its network on 10
June. The thrice-weekly service will operate a
Singapore-Yangon-Mandalay-Singapore circular route.
Singapore Airlines has also resumed its seasonal twice-weekly
service to Athens, Greece from 9 June. The service will be offered
through the summer season up to 9 October 2014.
Changi Airport saw an array of new stores open in May across all
three terminals. In the public area, local barbequed meat
specialty brands Fragrance Bak Kwa and Bee Cheng Hiang opened
their first landside stores in Terminals 2 and 3 respectively.
Local fast food chain 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken now serves up
Korean-styled fried chicken at Terminal 3ís Basement 2,
while Paradise Dynasty, known for its multi-coloured xiao long
baos, has opened its first airport restaurant in the public area
of Terminal 3 (Level 3). Lovers of the soup-filled meat dumplings
can now fulfill their cravings at Changi Airport.
the transit area, four new retail outlets opened their doors in
May. Luxury brand Coach, as well as oriental fashion label
Shanghai Tang, began welcoming customers at Terminal 1, providing
added high-end shopping options for passengers. Over in Terminal
3, luxury watch retailer Maison de Chronus and American luggage
brand Tumi have opened their second and third airport stores
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