Bangkok route top at Changi

July 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 29 July 2015: Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 1% in June 2015, with 4.70 million passengers passing through the airport.

This was Changi Airport’s busiest month so far this year. In terms of flight movements, a total of 28,530 aircraft landings and take-offs were recorded during the month, a growth of 1.4% year-on-year.

In the first six months of 2015, Changi Airport managed 26.6 million passengers, an increase of 0.2% compared to the corresponding period in 2014. Aircraft movements totalled 169,890, 1.0% lower than a year before.

Traffic from Thailand continued to show positive signs of a rebound, with passenger movements to and from Bangkok registering robust growth of 30% in the first half of 2015.

inside no 6Bangkok has overtaken Jakarta to top the list of Changi Airport’s busiest routes for the six-month period.

Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Manila complete the top five list.

Apart from Bangkok, Colombo and Mumbai also registered strong double-digit growth during the half-year, among cities with at least a quarter of a million passengers handled during the period.

As of 1 July, more than 100 airlines served Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 320 cities in some 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,700 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html.

Other Changi highlights

New Services – Scoot has launched a six-weekly service to Osaka with a stopover in Bangkok for three of the services and a stopover in Kaohsiung for the remaining three. Osaka and Kaohsiung are the 14th and 15th destinations in the airline’s network.

On 14 July, Malindo Air started a daily service to Ipoh, offering passengers another option for flights to the Malaysian city. Malindo Air is the third airline operating this route, along with Firefly and Tigerair.

inside no 6.1On 7 July, Taiwanese carrier EVA Air increased the frequency of its Taipei-Singapore service from 7 to 11 a week.

Changi Airport also strengthened its connectivity to Australia with the commencement of a new service to Perth in late June, operated by Qantas five times a week.

New Stores – In the transit areas of Terminal 1, a new retail pop-up store The Keepers: Singapore Designer Collective was opened 15 July and features products curated by talented local designers such as Carrie K, Marilyn Tan Jewellery and Ling Wu.

In the same terminal and housed in the rooftop Cactus Garden, the new Traveller’s Cactus Pub offers a view of the runway, and an outdoor oasis to dine, around the clock.

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