Passenger traffic at Singapore’s Changi Airport sees 2% rise in May

23 June 2014 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2014 18:30)

Singapore Changi Airport has handled 4.37 million passengers in May, marking an increase of 2% when compared with the same period last year.

Singapore Changi Airport has handled 4.37 million passengers in May, marking an increase of 2% when compared with the same period last year.

During the month, the airport reported a 1.7% year-on-year rise in air traffic to 28,930 flight movements, while the airport handled 3.5% more cargo that reached 157,500t.

"During the first five months of the year, the airport handled 21.95 million passengers, a 1.8% rise against the corresponding period in 2013."

Among the top ten country markets of the Changi Airport, Hong Kong and Vietnam recorded double-digit increases.

Due to the political situation, traffic to and from Thailand decreased by 17%, while Bangkok and Phuket traffic dropped by 24% and 7% respectively.

During the first five months of the year, the airport handled 21.95 million passengers, a 1.8% rise against the corresponding period in 2013.

The airport reported a 3.6% increase in aircraft movements between January and May, while the airport's cargo shipments went up by 0.8%.

By 1 June, the airport operated over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 290 cities across 75 countries and territories worldwide, it also has more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights.