Changi Airport handles more passengers in May

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 4.37 million passengers in May, up two per cent from a year ago, according to airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG).

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Here is the statement from Changi Airport Group:

Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.37 million passenger movements in May 2014, a growth of 2.0 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Flight movements increased by 1.7 per cent to 28,930. During the month, 157,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi, a 3.5 per cent increase year-on-year.

The growth in passenger traffic was supported by an increase in air travel between Singapore and Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific, offset by weaker performance on some Southeast Asian routes. Among Changi Airport's top 10 country markets, Hong Kong and Vietnam registered double-digit increases. Travel to and from Thailand continued to be impacted by the political situation, decreasing by 17 per cent, with Bangkok and Phuket traffic dropping by 24 per cent and 7 per cent respectively.

For the period of January to May 2014, 21.95 million passenger movements were recorded at Changi, 1.8 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2013. Aircraft landings and take-offs grew by 3.6 per cent to 143,550. Cargo shipments increased by 0.8 per cent to 755,400 tonnes for the same period.

As at June 1, 2014, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 290 cities in some 75 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport's traffic statistics are available here.