5.11 million passengers pass through Changi Airport in March

Changi Airport of Singapore handled about 5.11 million passengers in March this year, which is a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase. China and India were the leading gainers with double-digit growth among Changi’s top 10 country markets.

Changi Airport, Singapore
Changi Airport handled about 5.11 million passengers in March this year. Photo courtesy: CAG

While releasing the press statement, Changi Airport Group said, “Passenger traffic for the month of March was boosted by traffic growth across all regions. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, China and India led the gainers with double-digit growth. Strong traffic growth was also observed between Singapore and Asian cities such as Denpasar (+13 per cent), Guangzhou (+18 per cent) and Seoul (+13 per cent).”

“For the first quarter of this year, Changi Airport registered 15 million passengers, 4.7 per cent higher than during the same period last year. China registered strong growth of 14 per cent, accounting for about 10 per cent of total passenger movements during this period. Aircraft movements rose 2 per cent to 90,540 while airfreight movements registered an increase of 6.2 per cent, totalling 494,180 tonnes,” stated the press release.

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More than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

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