Changi Airport handled 4.49m passengers in October, 1.9 per cent more than last year

Passengers at Changi Airport Terminal 1. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Passengers at Changi Airport Terminal 1. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 4.49 million passengers in October, a 1.9 per cent jump compared with the same month a year ago.

Travel to and from India and other markets in South Asia was particularly strong, Changi Airport Group said on Tuesday.

After declining for 11 consecutive months, traffic to Thailand grew by 1 per cent year-on-year and the China market also showed some recovery with a 5 per cent jump in passenger numbers after several months of decline.

In the first 10 months of the year, Changi recorded 44.58 million passenger movements, 1 per cent higher than the same January to October period last year.

Cargo shipments during the same time grew by 0.5 per cent to 1.53 million tonnes while aircraft movements were stable at 283,650 landings and take-offs.

More than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 300 cities in about 70 countries.

With more than 6,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.