The FINANCIAL — Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.11 million passenger movements in March, a 4.3% year-on-year increase.
Aircraft movements were 2.6% higher at 30,920 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments saw a robust growth of 10.2% to reach 188,630 tonnes, compared to the same period last year, according to Singapore Changi Airport.
Passenger traffic for the month of March was boosted by traffic growth across all regions. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China and India led the gainers with double-digit growth. Strong traffic growth was also observed between Singapore and Asian cities such as Denpasar (+13%), Guangzhou (+18%) and Seoul (+13%).
For the first quarter of this year, Changi Airport registered 15 million passengers, 4.7% higher than during the same period last year. China registered strong growth of 14%, accounting for about 10% of total passenger movements during this period. Aircraft movements rose 2.0% to 90,540, while airfreight movements registered an increase of 6.2%, totalling 494,180 tonnes.
As at 1 April 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.