Changi passenger traffic up in July

Changi passenger traffic up in July

Changi Airport handled some 4.58 million passengers in July 2014, an increase of one per cent from a year ago.

Flight movements dipped 2.6 per cent to 28,200.

Changi Airport said passenger traffic in July was supported by an increase in air travel between Singapore and North-east Asia and South Asia.

This was, however, offset by weaker performance on some South-east Asian routes.

Among Changi Airport's top 10 markets, Hong Kong, India and Vietnam registered double-digit increases.

Travel to and from China registered year-on-year growth for the first time since January 2014.

This was fuelled by strong growth in traffic to and from Shanghai, as well as secondary cities such as Nanjing, Haikou, Hangzhou and Qingdao.

Traffic between Singapore and Thailand continued to be impacted by the political situation.

It registered a year-on-year drop of 12 per cent, the ninth consecutive month of decline. Bangkok traffic was down 16 per cent.

Cargo volume came to 155,000 tonnes, a decline of 2.4 per cent from a year ago.

From January to July 2014, 31.8 million passengers passed through Changi, 1.3 per cent more than a year ago.

Aircraft landings and take-offs grew by 2.1 per cent to 199,900. Cargo shipments were stable at 1.06 million tonnes for the period.

This article was first published on Aug 24, 2014.
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