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AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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5.57 million passengers flew through Changi Airport in June

The traffic between Singapore and Europe jumped by 19%.

Changi Airport handled 5.57 million passenger movements in June 2018, a 6.9% increase from last year. For the month, there were 31,870 landings and takeoffs, a 3.1% increase from last year. Airfreight throughput dipped 0.8% to 170,630 tonnes.

Notably, the traffic between Singapore and Europe grew 19%. Amongst Changi’s top 10 markets, Indonesia (+11%) and Japan (+12%) were the fastest growing, boosted by travel to Denpasar and Tokyo. Routes to London, Melbourne, Mumbai and Shanghai also registered double-digit growth.

For the first half of the year, Changi Airport registered 32.1 million passenger movements, 5.5% higher than the same period last year. Nine of Changi’s top ten markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Australia, India, the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam – recorded higher traffic, with India (+13%) registering the strongest growth.

Aircraft movements rose 4.2% to 190,970, whilst airfreight throughput grew 2.7% to reach 1.04 million tonnes. Growth was observed for exports (+5%) and imports (+3%), whilst transshipments remained steady. Amongst Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, India (+7%) and Japan (+10%) grew the fastest.

There are currently over 100 airlines operating at the airport, which means Singapore is connected to about 400 cities around the world. “With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds,” the airport said. 

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