Changi Airport reports February traffic rise

23 March 2012 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2012 04:35)

Singapore Changi Airport has reported an 11.2% rise in its passenger traffic in February 2012 to about to 3.77 million passengers when compared to February 2011.

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Singapore Changi Airport has reported an 11.2% rise in its passenger traffic in February 2012 to about to 3.77 million passengers when compared to February 2011.

According to the airport, there was strong travel demand across all regions during the period.

Passenger traffic on Singapore and the Middle East route grew more than 20%, while other regions which include the Americas, Europe, South Asia and South East Asia also increased in double digits.

Aligned with the growth in passenger traffic, its aircraft landings and take-offs also reported a 13.1% rise during the period to 24,900 flights when compared to the previous year.

Cargo movements at the airport has increased 12.4% during the period to 143,900t when compared to the same period last year while its cargo movements declined 7.1% in January 2012 due to the Lunar New Year holidays.

Changi airport's air freight movements grew 2% year-on-year during the first two months of 2012.

The airport has four terminals, serves around 100 airlines operating more than 6,100 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 220 cities in 60 countries and territories worldwide.

During 2011, the airport reported 10.7% rise in passenger traffic to 46.5 million passengers when compared to the previous year, while its aircraft movements rose to 302,000 recording 14.5% rise when compared to 2010.

Air freight movements during 2011 rose to 2.8% to 1.87 million t of cargo when compared to previous year.

The airport is planning to construct a new budget terminal, to cater increasing passenger growth, which will facilitate the airport to handle 16 million passengers per year.

 

Image: Changi Airport has reported an 11.2% rise in passenger traffic in February when compared to the same period the previous year. Photo: Changi Airport