Singapore Changi Airport Reports July 2012 Traffic

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 23 August 2012

The number of passenger movements at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.5% year-on-year to 4.36 million in July 2012.

Air traffic movements grew in tandem, with 27,100 landings and take-offs recorded at Changi during the month, or 4.6% more compared to a year ago.

Traffic to and from the Middle East, Southwest Pacific and the Americas remained strong and witnessed double-digit growth. However, the growth in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia traffic was weaker and in the low single digits. These two regions account for about 70% of total passenger traffic at Changi.

On the cargo front, Changi handled 152,900 tonnes of shipments last month, a decrease of 4.5% on-year.

On a rolling year basis, passenger traffic and aircraft movements increased to 49.3 million (+10.3% on-year) and 318,000 (+12.0%) respectively. Airfreight movements were stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the 12-month period.

As at 1 August 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 Service @ Changi

Firefly has started a new four-weekly service connecting Singapore to Kota Bahru, a new city link for Changi Airport. The flight leaves the state capital of Kelantan at 09:50 and arrives in Changi at 11:50.

The return flight departs Changi at 12:30 and arrives in Kota Bahru at 14:30.

The service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

New Outlets @ Changi

In the public area of Terminal 3, travellers and airport visitors are now spoilt for choice at Electronics Hub @ T3, the largest electronics outlet at Changi, offering a wide variety of entertainment products and household appliances.

At the Terminal 2 Departure Hall, local retailer Vignette has opened a new outlet specialising in exclusive brands of premium, lifestyle and performance eyewear.

Over in the transit areas, renowned luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu is now in Terminal 1.

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