Traffic to and from Europe grew 19% thanks to new and relaunched services.
The number of passenger movements in Changi Airport jumped by 5.7% YoY to 5.72 million in July 2018. Aircraft movements grew by 2.5% to 32,710 landings and takeoffs, whilst airfreight throughput grew 2.1% to reach 183,300 tonnes.
According to its operating results, passenger traffic was boosted by growth across all regions, as traffic to and from Europe jumped by 19%. With the launch of Scoot’s Berlin service and the resumption of Lufthansa’s Munich service earlier this year, traffic to and from Germany grew 30%.
Amongst Changi’s top 10 destinations, London and Denpasar led the gainers, registering double-digit growth.
As at 1 August 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
AirAsia Berhad doubled its weekly services to Kota Kinabalu to 14x weekly on 1 August. Malindo Air also launched a new daily service to the same city on 10 August.
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