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Changi Reports September 2012 Traffic

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Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.0 million passenger movements in September 2012, an increase of 4.8% over the same month last year.

On a rolling 12-month basis, 49.9 million travellers passed through Changi Airport, representing an increase of 9.7%.

For the month, traffic to and from the Middle East and Southwest Pacific registered double-digit growth but growth for Southeast and Northeast Asia, the two largest market regions, was in the low single digits.

In terms of flight movements, 26,500 landings and take-offs were recorded for September 2012, a growth of 4.0% over September 2011. For the 12 months ended September 2012, Changi Airport managed 320,400 aircraft movements, 10.3% more than the previous corresponding period.

On the cargo front, 153,700 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in September 2012, 0.4% lower than a year before. Airfreight movements at Changi dipped 0.3% to 1.84 million tonnes for the year to September 2012, affected by lower consumption in major economies since the turn of the year.

So far this year, Changi Airport has welcomed three new carriers Scoot, Bhutan flag carrier Drukair and all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express as well as the return of Indonesias Mandala Airlines.

At the same time, Changi Airports connectivity improved with the establishment of links to Gold Coast in Australia, Paro in Bhutan, Kota Bahru in Malaysia and Taiyuan, the capital of Chinas Shanxi province.

As at 1 October 2012, Singapore Changi Airport is connected to some 230 cities in 60 countries and territories, and serves 100 airlines operating more than 6,300 weekly flights.

Terminal Closure

Changi Airports Budget Terminal closed its doors on 25 September 2012 to make way for the construction of Terminal 4.

All airlines that were operating at the Budget Terminal Berjaya Air, Cebu Pacific, Firefly, Mandala Airlines, South East Asian Airlines and Tiger Airways, have moved their operations to Terminal 2.

New Outlets @ Changi

Offering exclusive deals for the best experiences in Singapore, Changi Recommends has opened its second outlet at Terminal 3s Arrival Hall. Over in the transit areas, RELAY has opened a bookstore at Terminal 2 while Swarovski and Tiffany & Co. have opened new outlets in Terminal 3.

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