Changi Airport's traffic jumps 3.2% to 4.4 million

Air traffic controllers work inside the iconic Changi Airport control tower. Changi Airport handled 4.41 million passengers in October, a 3.2 per cent jump from the same month a year ago. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
Air traffic controllers work inside the iconic Changi Airport control tower. Changi Airport handled 4.41 million passengers in October, a 3.2 per cent jump from the same month a year ago. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Changi Airport handled 4.41 million passengers in October, a 3.2 per cent jump from the same month a year ago.

Aircraft landings and takeoffs increased by a higher 6.7 per cent to 29,500, on the back on low-cost carriers mounting more flights.

The cargo market stayed weak with a total of 157,400 tonnes handled in October. This was 1.8 per cent more than a year ago, Changi Airport Group said on Thursday.

Among Changi Airport's top 10 country markets, Indonesia, Japan and Malaysia registered double-digit traffic growth for the month, the airport said.