Changi Airport: Operating indicators for January 2012
Source: Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport opened the year on a
strong note, with 4.24 million passengers passing through the airport in January
2012. Apart from December 2011, this is the highest number of passenger
movements Changi has handled in a month, representing an increase of 12.1% over
the same month last year. Air traffic movements grew in tandem, clocking 27,600
aircraft movements, 14.9% more than a year ago.
Travel demand in January was boosted by the Lunar New Year holiday1 which was
spread over a long weekend. Demand was strongest on Southeast Asia, Northeast
Asia, South Asia and Middle East routes. Each of these regions registered doubledigit
growth year-on-year. For the month, the top five routes were Jakarta, Hong
Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila, which collectively accounted for close to
one-third of passenger traffic.
Changi Airport has established itself as the preferred hub in the region for premium
travellers, with one in every 10 passengers travelling on first or business class.
With decreased airfreight demand over the Lunar New Year period, cargo
movements at Changi Airport in January was down 7.1% on-year with 136, 800
tonnes of cargo handled.
As at 1 February 2011, Changi Airport is connected to some 210 cities in 60
countries and territories, and serves over 100 airlines operating more than 6,100
1 The Lunar New Year holiday was in February in 2011.