AVIATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Changi Airport's passenger movements up 3.3% in July

However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes.

Singapore Changi Airport’s passenger movements increased 3.3% YoY to 5.91 million in July, according to a media release.

However, airfreight throughput declined 7.2% to 170,000 tonnes for the month, whilst aircraft movements dipped 1% to 32,400 landings and takeoffs.

Also read: Changi Airport's passenger movements up 2.1% to 5.41 million in May

Germany, Korea, New Zealand and the United States of America registered double digit growth, whilst traffic to India and the United Kingdom declined. Shanghai (+12%) and Brisbane (+12%) grew the fastest among the top routes.

As of 1 August, more than 120 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 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.

Last month, passenger movements grew 4.5% YoY to 5.8 million, whilst air freight and aircraft movements dipped 5.1% to 0.16 tonnes and 1.5% to 31,400 landings.

New carrier Vistara also launched its first international flight to Singapore on 6 August, and has since been operating daily services to Delhi and Mumbai. 

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