Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.68 million passenger movements in August 2018, a 7.9% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements rose 3.6% to 32,890 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput grew 1.8% to reach 184,000 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.
For the month of August, passenger traffic was boosted by growth across all regions. Traffic to and from Oceania achieved a double-digit increase (+10%) for the first time this year, recording over 570,000 passenger movements. Europe (+22%) and South Asia (+13%) also posted robust growth. Among Changi’s top ten markets, nine recorded higher traffic. Melbourne (+16%), Sydney (+13%) and Manila (+12%) were among the cities which registered double-digit growth.
As at 1 September 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
Meanwhile, Changi Airport expands its worldwide connectivity as it welcomed the arrival of SF Airlines from Shenzhen, China on 4 September. SF Airlines is the first Chinese express airline to launch freighter services between Singapore and China. Its weekly service increases capacity on the Singapore-Shenzhen route by 16%.
On 15 September, IndiGo launched daily services from Kolkata and Tiruchirapalli, operating the airline’s first services from the two cities to Singapore. Today, Changi Airport is connected to 16 cities in India via about 260 weekly services.
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