Passenger traffic at Changi rises

SINGAPORE, 22 September 2017: Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.27 million passenger movements in August, a 7.0% year-on-year increase.

There was a 10.7% increase in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9% to 31,750 landings and take-offs.

Passenger traffic during August was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South Asia, Africa and the Americas rising by double digits.

Among Changi’s top 10-country markets,  strong performances were registered for India (+18%), China (+11%) and Malaysia (+11%). Guangzhou, Penang and Taipei were the three fastest growing routes for the month, among the 20 busiest routes.

As at 1 September, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore with 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide.  With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

Changi Highlights

New Services – Singapore Airlines introduced four new weekly services to Brisbane 22 August, bringing the total services to 28 weekly.

China Eastern Airlines also launched a new four weekly service to Hangzhou via Quanzhou 25 August.

New Restaurants  and Stores – One of Singapore’s leading mobile network operators StarHub opened its first 24-hour lounge-concept outlet at Terminal 3 Basement 2. The outlet offers a full range of services round-the-clock, including broadband, mobile and cable TV services, as well as business enterprise services such as corporate fibre broadband installation for airport tenants and partners.