Air China named partner of the year

SINGAPORE, 30 April 2019: Changi Airport Group recognised its airline partners at the Changi Airline Awards 2019, held at Jewel Changi Airport’s Cloud9 Piazza at the weekend.

Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Health, Dr Lam Pin Min attended the event as the guest of honour. 

Now in its 14th year, the event recognises airlines for their contributions to strengthening and growing the Singapore air hub.

Twenty-five awards were presented to airlines in recognition of their contribution to Changi Airport in 2018.

The awards were granted in various categories including Top Airlines & Airline Groups by Passenger Carriage and Cargo Carriage, Top Airlines by Absolute Passenger Growth and Absolute Cargo Growth, Best Airline Marketing, and Partner of the Year. 

Partner of the Year

The Partner of the Year award was presented to Air China in recognition of its continuous efforts to enhance Changi’s connectivity to China.

Over the past six months, Air China added a third daily Beijing service, while Shandong Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines, owned by Air China, launched services to Jinan and Nanchang respectively.

During this period, the Air China Group collectively increased its services to six Chinese cities[1] by 50% to 52 weekly, with more than 12,000 one-way seats on sale every week.

Top carriers at Changi

For 2018, the Singapore Airlines Group continued to head the list of top airlines by passenger movements, followed by Jetstar Group, AirAsia Group, Cathay Pacific Airways and Lion Group.

In the top airlines by cargo carriage category, the Singapore Airlines Group registered the highest cargo volume, followed by Cathay Pacific Airways, FedEx Express, China Airlines and ANA Airlines.

Top Airlines by Absolute Passenger Growth (By Region) (Based on the airline’s home region, by absolute passenger growth in 2018)

Region Airline  
Americas United Airlines
Europe Lufthansa German Airlines  
Middle East & Africa Ethiopian Airlines
Northeast Asia Japan Airlines
Singapore Scoot
South Asia IndiGo
Southeast Asia AirAsia
Southwest Pacific Qantas Airways