SINGAPORE – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.3 million passenger movements in September 2013, an increase of 6.9% over the same month last year. In terms of flight movements, 28,400 landings and take-offs were recorded during the month, a growth of 7.2%. On the cargo front, 152,800 tons of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in September 2013, a decrease of 2.5% year-on-year.
For the month, traffic to and from South East Asia, North East Asia and the Middle East registered double-digit growth. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 city links, travel to Denpasar (Bali) and Taipei saw the largest increases of more than 30%.
For the first three quarters of 2013, 39.7 million travelers passed through Changi Airport, representing an increase of 5.6% compared to the corresponding period in 2012. Aircraft movements increased in tandem, growing by 5.5% to 254,000. Airfreight shipments were stable at 1.4 million tons (+0.7%) for the same period.
As at 1 October 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,700 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.