Changi passenger traffic up in March

SINGAPORE, 25 April 2019: Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.63 million passenger movements in March 2019, a 1.4% year-on-year increase.

Aircraft movements were stable at 32,400 landings and take-offs, while airfreight throughput dipped 1.5% to 185,000 tonnes for the month.

In March, while growth was observed for most regions, Southeast Asia traffic dipped 2%. This was offset by North Asia traffic which increased 5%, boosted by growth for China and Japan.

For the first quarter of the year, Changi Airport registered 16.4 million passenger movements, 4% higher than the same period last year.

Aircraft movements were stable at 95,000 while airfreight movements registered a 3.8% decline for the quarter, totalling 493,000 tonnes.

Due to a slowdown in global trade flows, all cargo flows – exports, imports and transhipments – have weakened.

As of 1 April, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. 

With more than 7,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.

Other highlights at Changi

New Services – Singapore Airlines increased its Johannesburg services from daily to 10 per week, while Lufthansa increased its Munich service from five times weekly to six times.

(Source: Changi Airport)