AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Changi Airport saw 5.58 million passengers in April

Passenger traffic from Australia rose significantly.

The number of passengers going through Changi Airport hit 5.58 million in April, an increase of 2.8% YoY, an announcement revealed.

During the month, passenger traffic growth was recorded for all regions, except for South Asia. Amongst Changi’s top 10 markets, Australia led the gainers, with an 8% YoY increase in passenger movements.

However, aircraft movements dipped 1.7% to 31,500 landings and takeoffs, whilst airfreight throughput declined 12.8% to 156,000 tonnes for the month, according to its operating results.

As at 1 May 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.

Changi Airport Group also revealed that on 1 May, SilkAir launched four weekly services to Busan—a new city link for Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines added a daily service to its Singapore–Osaka (Kansai) route, bringing the total to 21 flights weekly. 

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