Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 0.8% during April 2013 to 4.24 million compared to 4.2 million handled during the corresponding period in 2012.
Changi Airport's flight movements rose by 4.3% to 27,544 landings and takeoffs, compared to 26,410 flights handled in April 2012.
During the period, the airport's cargo traffic reached 145,600t, down 1.8% from the 148,243t handled in April 2012.
Passenger traffic to and from Northeast Asia, Southwest Pacific and South Asia reported growth during the period, which helped the airport offset a decline in traffic from Africa and Europe.
The traffic to South Asia and Southwest Pacific remained unchanged, while the overall traffic was also impacted due to the timing of the Good Friday holiday, which fell in March 2013 compared to April during 2012.
During the first four months of 2013, the airport handled 17.3 million passengers, up 4.8%, compared to the 16.5 million during the same period in 2012.
Aircraft movements rose 4% during January to April 2013, with 110,109 flights, compared to 105,878 movements registered during the corresponding period in 2012.
Cargo shipments fell by 2.1% to 579,600t, over 592,159t handled during the same period last year.
In April 2013, airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) appointed an architect and design consortium led by SAA Architects to design the new $485m Terminal 4 (T4) project.
As part of the contract, the consortium, which also includes Aecom Singapore, Beca Carter and Ferner (SEA), has been tasked with incorporating operational requirements into the design of T4 to make enhancements for passengers and terminal staff.
Image: Flight movements at Changi Airport reached 27,544 landings and takeoffs in April 2013, up 4.3% over April 2012. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport Group.