Changi airport reports 4.8% rise in September passenger traffic

21 October 2012 (Last Updated October 21st, 2012 18:30)

Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.8% to 4 million during September 2012, when compared to the 3.81 million passengers handled during the same month in 2011.

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Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 4.8% to 4 million during September 2012, when compared to the 3.81 million passengers handled during the same month in 2011.

Aircraft movements at Singapore Changi rose 4% to 26,500 landings and take-offs in September, with 25,513 movements registered in September 2011.

Changi Airport's September cargo traffic declined 0.4% to 153,700t, down from 54,359t handled over the corresponding period last year.

According to the airport, to-and-fro traffic from the Middle East and Southwest Pacific reported double-digit rises, while Southeast and Northeast Asia reported single digit rises during.

"Aircraft movements at Singapore Changi rose 4% to 26,500 landings and take-offs in September."

Year-to-year passenger traffic and flight movements increased 9.7% and 10.3% to 49.9 million and 320,400 respectively, while cargo traffic declined 0.3% to 1.84 million tonnes.

Changi Airport's passenger traffic throughout the first eight months of 2012 increased 9.9% to 37.63 million, up from the 34.24 million during the corresponding period in 2011.

Changi is planning to build Terminal 4 in 2013, which is expected to add 16 million passengers per year to the airport's capacity when it opens in 2017.


Image: Changi Airport's to-and-fro traffic from the Middle East and Southwest Pacific reported double-digit rises during September 2012. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport.