“Singapore’s Changi Airport handled 5.23 million passenger movements in September 2018, a 6.1 per cent year-on-year increase,” said the Changi Airport Group in a press release issued today.
There was growth in passenger traffic from all the regions specifically from Northeast Asia.
For the month of September, all regions registered growth, with traffic to and from Northeast Asia rising 7 per cent. This was supported by the strong performance of China (12 per cent) and Japan (11 per cent), which led the gainers among Changi’s top markets, said the airport.
Europe and North America also registered strong growth, both registering double-digit year-on-year growth.
If the passenger traffic of the first three quarters of 2018 is taken into account then it rose 5.8 per cent to 48.7 million, compared to the same period last year. India, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States were among the fastest growing markets, all registering double-digit growth.
Aircraft movements grew 3.8 per cent to reach 287, 960 landings and takeoffs, while 1.59 million tonnes of airfreight throughput was shipped through Changi during the nine months, a rise of 2.3 per cent year-on-year.
Among Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, India (9 per cent) and Japan (6 per cent) were among the fastest growing, said the airport.
At the World Routes Marketing Awards 2018 held in Guangzhou last month, Changi Airport emerged as the winner in the ‘Over 50 million passengers’ category. The annual awards recognise excellence in air hub marketing, and winners are determined by a panel of senior airline representatives.
On October 11, Singapore Airlines launched the world’s longest commercial flight, from Singapore to New York.