Changi Airport of Singapore created another record of handling 5.43 million passenger traffic in April, which is a 5.1 per cent year-on-year increase, said Changi Airport Group (CAG) today.
In South Asia, India and Sri Lanka showed robust growth in passenger traffic during April. While India showed an 18 per cent increase in passenger traffic during the previous month, Sri Lanka displayed a higher 24 per cent rise in passenger traffic.
Among Changi’s top country markets, China, Vietnam, and Japan also registered good growth with corresponding increases of 11, 10 and 7 per cent respectively during April.
Passenger traffic to and from Europe increased by 13 per cent, boosted by travel on new services to London and Munich.
The comprehensive increase in passenger traffic in April was also possible as Singapore Airlines strengthened its connectivity to Australia and India.
“Singapore Airlines strengthened its connectivity to Australia, increasing the frequency of its Sydney service from 33 to 35 times a week, and its Canberra service from thrice-weekly to daily,” said CAG.
Further, Singapore Airlines also added an additional service to Ahmedabad, India, bringing the total to five times weekly.
“Aircraft movements were 4.6 per cent higher at 31,990 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments grew 4.5 per cent to 179,410 tonnes, compared to the same period last year,” said CAG.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served record 62.2 million passengers from around the globe and handled 2.13 million tonnes of airfreight throughput in 2017.
With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.