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Indian travellers lead rise in increased passengers at Changi airport

Changi Airport handled 5.21 million passengers in June on the back of increased arrivals from all regions, 7.7 per cent higher compared to the same month a year ago, said the airport today in a news release.  

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Among the airport’s top 10 country markets, Indian travellers led the rise with a 25 per cent growth, followed by Vietnam with a 12 per cent increase and China with 11 per cent. Bangkok was the airport's busiest route for the month, followed closely by Kuala Lumpur, the release said.

Passenger traffic increased by 5.7 per cent to 30.4 million passengers, supported by growth in traffic to and from Southeast, Northeast and South Asia for the first six months of this year.

With more than two million passengers travelling between the two countries, India was the fastest growing among Changi's top 10 country markets for this period.

Indian travellers lead rise in increased passengers at Changi airport
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The airport also reported a rise of 5.4 per cent in aircraft movements to 30,920 landings and takeoffs. Cargo shipments also saw growth at 5.5 per cent to 172,040 tonnes.

The numbers are set to increase with strong growth projected in the demand for air travel, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

To cope with the higher traffic, Changi Airport will open Terminal 4 later this year. It will be able to handle up to 16 million passengers, which will bring the airport's total passenger handling capacity to 82 million passengers a year.

Garima Kapil
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