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Changi Airport’s passenger traffic up 14 times in Q2 2022

The Q2 traffic is 43.6% of the airport's pre-COVID levels.

Changi Airport’s passenger traffic hit 7.33 million in Q2 2022, up 14 times from the same period last year. The Q2 figure is also 43.6% of the airport’s pre-Covid levels.

The passenger traffic for the quarter was driven by the visitors coming and going to America and additional flights to Canada since December 2021.

“Passenger traffic to and from the Americas rebounded strongly to exceed pre-pandemic levels by 7.13%,” said the Changi Airport Group.

“Europe, Oceania and South Asia also saw strong recovery during the quarter, with passenger movements crossing 60% of levels registered during the April-June 2019 quarter,” the group added.

Apart from passenger traffic, the airport’s aircraft movements also improved, rising 96.8% YoY to 50,500 or 53.5% of its pre-COVID levels.

On the other hand, airfreight movements slightly dipped by 1.4% to 469,000 tonnes in Q2 amidst Supply chain disruptions arising from Covid-19 lockdowns in China, and geopolitical tensions.

“We are encouraged by the steady increase in passenger traffic as it is a sign that we are getting back on the trajectory of growth towards pre-pandemic levels. The reopening of Terminal 4 and partial opening of Terminal 2 will give us the capacity to support our airline partners’ efforts in restarting services and launching new routes, which are critical for us to capture post-pandemic demand for air travel,” Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development, said.
 
As of 1 July 2022, 85 airlines operate over 4,400 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport.
 

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