Changi Airport deals with 4.67 million passengers in February

About 4.67 million passengers passed through Changi Airport in February this year, which was 1.5 per cent more than the same time last year. Another remarkable feature was that among the top 10 markets connected to the airport, India showed the highest growth of 14 per cent with traffic from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru contributing to the growth.

Changi Airport, Traffic from India is 14 per cent
India showed the highest growth of 14 per cent in passenger traffic at Changi Airport during February. Photo courtesy: Changi Airport

Through a press release issued by Changi Airport Group (CAG), it mentioned that passenger traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Chinese New Year holidays in February 2016.

However, aircraft movement saw a 1.7 per cent dip to 28,030 landings and takeoffs while cargo shipments rose 7.9 per cent year-on-year to reach 146,870 tonnes.

CAG also noted that it welcomed its first airline of the year, with the introduction of the US-Bangla Airlines on Mar 10. It operates services to Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Changi Airport operates more than 100 airlines 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.

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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