The FINANCIAL — Singapore Changi Airport registered 4.93 million passenger movements in February, a 5.6% year-on-year increase.
Aircraft movements were 6.0% higher with 29,700 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughputwas stable at 1.4% to reach 148,930 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic for the month was boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays, with travel to and from the Southeast and Northeast Asia regions accounting for over half of the growth. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China (+13%) and India (+12%) were the fastest growing, according to Singapore Changi Airport.
As at 1 March 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
Other highlights at Changi
New Restaurants & Stores – In the transit areas, British retailer WH Smith,which sells books, stationery and gifts, progressively opened four new outlets in Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3), following four outlet openings last month. Games store Kaboom opened its fourth airport outlet in T3, and now has one store in every terminal.