Changi Airport of Singapore saw an increase in the number of passengers in August 2017 compared to last year, with India emerging as the topmost destination for travellers at the airport. There was an increase of 18 per cent in the number of passengers travelling between India and Singapore during August.
The release issued by Changi Airport Group said, “The airport registered 5.27 million passenger movements last month, a 7.0 per cent increase compared to August last year.”
However, it was lower than the 5.42 million passengers that passed through Singapore in July.
India came out on top, showing a strong performance with an 18 per cent increase followed by China (11 per cent) and Malaysia (11 per cent). India achieved double-digit growth for the eighth consecutive month.
Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South Asia, Africa and the Americas. Among its top 20 business routes, the fastest-growing were Guangzhou, Penang and Taipei.
Aircraft movements rose 4.9 per cent to 31,750 landings and takeoffs compared to the same period last year, while airfreight throughput grew 10.7 per cent to reach 180,590 tonnes.
More than 100 airlines operate from 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.