Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 6.1% in June 2013
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4.67 million passengers passed through the airport in June…
Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 6.1% in June 2013, with 4.67 million passengers passing through the airport. This marks the highest number of passenger movements Changi has handled in a month this year. In terms of flight movements, a total of 28,300 aircraft landings and take-offs were recorded, a growth of 6.1% year-on-year.
Air traffic to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East grew. The haze situation in Singapore during the month had no discernable impact on passenger and aircraft movements.
For the first six months of 2013, Changi Airport managed 26.2 million passengers, an increase of 5.0% compared to the corresponding period in 2012. Aircraft movements rose in tandem by 4.6% to 166,800. Yangon (+27%), Taipei (+19%) and Bangkok (+18%) registered the strongest growth, among cities with at least a quarter of a million passengers during the period.
On the cargo front, 150,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in June 2013, 1.8% lower than a year before. For the half-year, total cargo volume dipped 2.3% to 877,700 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
As at 1 July 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html.
Other highlights at Changi
New City Link – On 18 July 2013, Changi Airport welcomed a new city link, with the commencement of flight operations connecting Singapore to Kalibo in the Philippines. Tigerair will operate thrice-weekly services to Kalibo, the nearest international gateway to the white sandy beaches of Boracay, an immensely popular beach holiday destination.
New Outlets – Renowned for its fashion-inspired collections of beauty products and prestigious fragrances, Victoria’s Secret opened its second outlet at Changi Airport, located in the Departure Transit Lounge of Terminal 2. Over in the public areas, Belgian fashion label Kipling opened its newest outlet in the Departure Check-in Hall of Terminal 2, where customers will be spoilt for choice with its extensive range of trendy and practical bags.