Changi Airport's traffic jumps 3.2% to 4.4 million

Changi Airport's traffic jumps 3.2% to 4.4 million

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 4.41 million passengers in October, a 3.2 per cent jump from the same month a year ago.

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Here is the full statement from Changi Airport Group:

Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew 3.2 per cent on-year in October 2013, with 4.41 million passengers passing through the airport. Aircraft landings and takeoffs rose by 6.7 per cent to 29,500.

In terms of airfreight movements, Changi Airport handled 157,400 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 1.8 per cent compared to a year ago.

Passenger traffic to Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East grew in the 10 months ending October 2013.

Among Changi Airport's top ten country markets, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia registered double-digit traffic growth for the month.

On a rolling year basis, passenger and aircraft movements grew to 53.4 million (+6.2 per cent on-year) and 339,900 (+5.6 per cent) respectively.

Airfreight movements were stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the 12-month period.

As at 1 November 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 270 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide.

With more than 6,800 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

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