Changi handles highest number of passengers ever in March 2012
Passenger traffic for the month increased 15.3% year-on-year.
Singapore Changi Airport managed 4.28 million passenger movements in March 2012, representing the highest number of passengers ever handled at Changi during the month of March. Passenger traffic for the month
increased 15.3% year-on-year, in tandem with the increase in aircraft movements which grew 10.6% to 27,000. Airfreight movements decreased 1.8% to 163,000 tonnes during the month.
In the first three months of this year, Changi Airport recorded 12.3 million passenger movements, an increase of 12.9% compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Traffic growth was underpinned by strong travel demand to and from Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, regions which saw double-digit growth.
Changi Airport handled 79,500 aircraft movements from January to March this year, up 12.9% year-on-year. Despite a slight dip in cargo movements to and from Europe and South Asia, cargo movements at Changi remained relatively stable buoyed by an increase in movements to and from Southwest Pacific and Southeast Asia. Some
443,900 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi during the period, an increase of 0.6%.
As of April 1, Changi Airport serves some 100 airlines operating 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to more than 220 destinations in 60 countries.