Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.46 million
passenger movements in November 2013, an increase of 2.3% over the
same month last year.
In the first 11 months of the year, more
than 48.6 million passenger movements were registered, a 5.1%
increase year-on-year. Air traffic movements for the month grew
6.9% to 29,500 flights.
In the month of November 2013, growth in travel
demand was strongest for Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia among
Changi Airportís top 10 markets. Traffic to and from Denpasar
(Bali), Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo similarly rose by more than 10%
over the corresponding period last year.
Airfreight movements registered a growth of 2.4%
on-year, with a total of 161,000 tonnes of cargo handled during
the month. Year-to-date, Changi Airport has handled close to 1.7
million tonnes of cargo, a slight increase of 0.9% compared to the
same period in 2012.
As at 1 December 2013, more than 100 airlines
operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 275 cities in
some 60 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.
New City Links
In December, China Southern
Airlines commenced thrice-weekly services to Guilin, while
Tigerair launched a new thrice-fortnightly service to Ningbo.
Additionally, China Eastern Airlines has begun its four-times
weekly service connecting Singapore to Wuxi in China.
With the additions of Guilin, Ningbo and Wuxi,
Changi Airport now has links to 30 Chinese cities.
New Services @ Changi
Changi Airport welcomed the
arrival of Regent Airways (IATA: RX) on 14 December 2013. The
third Bangladeshi carrier to operate at Changi, Regent Airways
will operate a five-times weekly service between Dhaka and
Singapore. In addition, Scoot has launched a five-times weekly
service to Perth from 12 December.
New Store @ Changi
Passengers in search for a
comfortable place to enjoy good coffee and complementary food
choices before their flight can visit the new Pacific Coffee
outlet in Terminal 1ís Departure Transit Lounge.
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