Passenger traffic at Changi up 4 per cent

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled some 4.54 million passengers in July, up 4 per cent from the same month a year ago.

The increase was attributed to strong demand for air travel to and from South-east Asia, North-east Asia, South-west Pacific and the Middle East.

Air traffic movements last month also grew by 6.9 per cent, with 29,000 landings and take-offs recorded at Changi.

During the month, 160,00 tons of cargo were handled at the airport, 1.1 per cent more than a year ago.

In the first seven months of the year, Changi Airport managed 30.8 million passengers, an increase of 4.9 per cent on year.

Aircraft movements also rose by 4.9 per cent to 196,000.

Total cargo volume increased by 1.3 per cent to 1.1 million tons for the first seven months.

Passenger movements between Singapore and Bali-Denpasar, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo all saw double-digit increases in July.

As of Aug 1, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide.

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