Passenger traffic up, cargo down at Changi in May

Monday, 25 June 2012 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

In May 2012, 4.09 million travellers passed through Singapore Changi Airport, an increase of 8.4% compared to a year ago.

Flight movements at Changi increased 8.0%, corresponding with the growth in passenger movements.

Asia continued to be a key growth driver for Changi Airport with double-digit increases registered for traffic to and from Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East during the month.

Year-to-date, passenger movements at Changi grew 12.0% to 20.6 million with Asian routes accounting for 80% of all traffic.

On the cargo front, Changi Airport registered 152,900 tonnes of cargo last month, down 2.8% year-on-year. For the first five months of this year, airfreight tonnage at Changi Airport decreased 1.3% to 745,000 tonnes.

Changi Airport welcomed the launch of new low-cost carrier Scoot on 4 June 2012. The airline currently operates daily flights to Sydney and five-weekly services to Gold Coast, a new city link for Changi.

Singapore Changi Airport serves 100 airlines operating more than 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to 220 destinations in 60 countries.