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.
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.