Singapore Changi Airport welcomed a total of ten million passengers in its third quarter ended 30 September 2022, which is around 58.1% of pre-Covid levels.

The Southeast Asia market, said to be Changi’s largest source market, reported a strong rebound with passenger numbers crossing 60% of pre-pandemic levels.

Passenger volume to and from North America was also above pre-pandemic levels, primarily due to increased flight frequencies of Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.

A total of 3.42 million passengers travelled through the airport in September 2022, which is 62.6% of pre-Covid level recorded in September 2019.

The airport saw 20,400 flight movements during September this year were, which is around 65.6% of September 2019 levels.

Its aircraft movements in the third quarter of 2022 were 61,100, which is 63.7% of pre-Covid levels.

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During the July-September 2022 quarter, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Thailand were the top five markets for the airport.

In the same period, it registered 470,000 tonnes of airfreight movements, which marks a 6% fall from the prior year.

Changi Airport attributed the decrease to economic uncertainties across the globe.

For the third quarter, its top five cargo markets were China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the US.

Its airfreight volume stood at 154,000t for the month of September 2022, down 10% from a year ago.

Changi Airport Group Air Hub Development managing director Lim Ching Kiat said: “With more borders re-opening and as travel recovery picks up pace, we expect Changi Airport to handle 80% of pre-Covid flights by year-end.

“This month also marks a significant milestone for the airport, with Changi operating all four terminals after more than two years. We continue to work closely with our airline partners to increase flight frequencies and connectivity to better serve our passengers.”