The FINANCIAL — Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passenger movements in February 2017, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year.
Aircraft movements dipped 1.7% to 28,030 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.9% to reach 146, 870 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays in February 2016. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India posted the strongest growth of 14% increase – with traffic to Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi contributing to the growth. Traffic growth to Indonesia and Vietnam was also steady for the month, up 4% in both cases, according to Singapore Changi Airport.
As at 1 March 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 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.