Changi Airport handled 4.65m passengers in June; highest this year

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 4.65 million passengers in June, the highest for any month so far this year, but lower than a year ago.

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Here is a press statement from Changi Airport:

Singapore Changi Airport managed 4.65 million passengers in June 2014, representing the highest number of passenger movements Changi has handled in a month this year. Passenger traffic for the month was lower by 0.3 per cent year-on-year, in tandem with a drop in aircraft movements that dipped 0.5 per cent to 28,130. On the cargo front, 154,700 tonnes of airfreight were processed last month, 0.2 per cent lesser than a year before.

In the first half of this year, 26.61 million passengers travelled through Changi Airport, 1.4 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2013. During the same six-month period, flight movements increased 2.9 per cent to 171,680 while cargo shipments totalled 910,100 tonnes, a growth of 0.6 per cent on-year.

Travel demand within the Asia Pacific region spurred traffic growth for the half-year, with traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia growing 5.1 per cent and 4.1 per cent respectively. This was offset by weaker demand for travel to Thailand, which declined 18 per cent for the half-year.

Jakarta continued to top the list of Changi Airport's busiest routes, followed by Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila. Denpasar-Bali registered a strong 31 per cent increase in the first six months of 2014 compared to a year ago, the fastest growing among the top 10 routes.

As at July 1, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 300 cities in some 70 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,500 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.