Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport rose 4% in July 2013 to 4.54 million, compared to 4.3 million passengers served during the corresponding period in 2012.
Aircraft movements grew by 6.9% to 29,000 take-offs and landings, compared to 27,093 handled during July 2012.
During the period, cargo traffic at Changi Airport reached 160,000t, up 1.1% from the 158,205t handled during the same period in 2012.
Strong passenger traffic to and from Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Southwest Pacific and the Middle East supplemented the airport’s passenger traffic growth.
Passenger movements between Singapore and Bali-Denpasar, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo were among Changi’s top ten destinations, reporting double-digit rises in July 2013.
During the initial seven months of 2013, Changi Airport handled 30.8 million passengers, up 4.9%.
Aircraft movements increased 4.9% during the January to July to 196,000, compared to 186,623 movements handled during the same period in 2012, while cargo shipments for the period rose 1.3% to 1.1 million tonnes compared to 1.05 million tonnes in 2012.
Recently, the airport’s operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) unveiled concept plans to construct a mixed-use terminal to double the airport’s capacity.
Planned to be built on the car park site facing Terminal 1, construction on ‘Project Jewel’ is expected to start soon with planned completion in the mid-2020s.
Expected to serve as a node connecting the Terminals 1, 2 and 3, the new facility will improve inter-terminal connectivity, while offering a central facility for the airport community.
Image: Changi Airport handled 30.8 million passengers during January to July 2013. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport Group.