Changi reports positive October

SINGAPORE, 30 November 2018: Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.38 million passenger movements in October, a 4.3% year-on-year increase.

Aircraft movements were 3.2% higher at 32,800 landings and take-offs, while airfreight throughput grew 2.1% to reach 190,000 tonnes for the month.

For the month of October, all regions registered growth, with European traffic increasing by 15%, boosted by travel to the UK and Germany.

Traffic to and from the United States rose 28%, albeit from a smaller base. Among Changi’s top destinations, Denpasar, London and Melbourne recorded double digit growth.

As at 1 November, more than 100 airlines operated at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide.  With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off, or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

October highlights

New Services: On 29 October, Garuda Indonesia commenced four weekly services to Belitung, a new city link for Singapore, while Air India Express started operating four weekly services to Bangalore.

Connectivity to the United States was strengthened with Singapore Airlines’ and United Airlines adding seven services to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand also jointly launched a third daily service to Auckland from 28 October.

Restaurants & Stores: In the public areas, Jinjja Chicken, serving an array of Korean fast food, has made its debut at T2.

Transit areas: Bakery cafe Cedele has opened in T1. In T2, Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, a new-to-Changi brand, Braun Buffel and Maison Christian Dior have commenced operations. Lego has also opened its first Changi Airport outpost in T3.