Changi Airport handled 4.67m passengers in February, 1.5% higher than a year ago, but aircraft movements dipped

Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passengers in February, 1.5 per cent higher than during the same month a year ago.
Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passengers in February, 1.5 per cent higher than during the same month a year ago. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passengers in February, 1.5 per cent higher than during the same month a year ago.

Aircraft movements dipped 1.7 per cent to 28,030 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.9 per cent to reach 146,870 tonnes.

Changi Airport Group said on Wednesday (March 29) that passenger traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Chinese New Year holidays in February 2016.

Among Changi's top 10 country markets, India posted the strongest growth of 14 per cent - with traffic to Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi contributing to the growth.

Traffic growth to Indonesia and Vietnam was also steady for the month, up 4 per cent in both cases.

As at March 1, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to about 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide.

With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.