Changi airport reports 4.5% rise in July passenger traffic

22 August 2012 (Last Updated August 22nd, 2012 18:30)

Singapore Changi Airport reported a 4.5% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.36 million during July 2012, when compared to the 4.17 million handled during the corresponding month in 2011.

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Singapore Changi Airport reported a 4.5% rise in its passenger traffic to 4.36 million during July 2012, when compared to the 4.17 million handled during the corresponding month in 2011.

Aircraft movements at the airport rose 4.6% to 27,100 during the period, including landings and take-offs, with 25,908 movements registered over the same time on 2011.

During July 2012, Changi's cargo traffic declined 4.5% to 152,900t, up from 160,120t.

According to the airport, to-and-fro traffic from the Middle East, Southwest Pacific and the Americas reported a double-digit rise, while Southeast and Northeast Asian traffic, which accounts for 70% of airport's total, reported a single digit rise during the month.

For the 12-month period, Changi Airport's passenger traffic and aircraft movements rose 10.3% and 12% to 49.3 million and 318,000, respectively, while airfreight movements at Changi airport remained steady at 1.85 million tonnes.

"Aircraft movements at the airport rose 4.6% to 27,100 during the period, including landings and take-offs, with 25,908 movements registered over the same time on 2011."

Changi airport's passenger traffic during the initial seven months of 2012 climbed 10.4% to 29.35 million, with 26.57 million recorded over the same time span in 2011.

Air freight movements from the January to July period reported a 1.6% decline to 1.05 million tonnes, compared to 1.06 million tonnes handled last year.

The airport reported a 9.4% rise in aircraft movements to 186,623, up from the 170,643 movements registered over the initial seven months of 2011.

Airport operator, Changi Airport Group (CAG), is planning to construct a new budget terminal to cater for increasing passenger growth, which can handle 16 million passengers following its commencement of operations.


Image: Changi airport's to and fro traffic from Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia reported a single digit rise during July. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport Group.