Changi Airport handled 5.27m passengers in August; 7% year-on-year increase

Changi Airport handled 5.27 million passengers in August, a 7 per cent year-on-year increase.
Changi Airport handled 5.27 million passengers in August, a 7 per cent year-on-year increase. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 5.27 million passengers in August, a 7 per cent year-on-year increase.

There was a 10.7 per cent jump in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9 per cent to 31,750 landings and takeoffs.

Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South Asia, Africa and the Americas rising by double digits, Changi Airport Group said on Thursday.

Among Changi's top 10 country markets, strong performance was registered for India, China and Malaysia.

Guangzhou, Penang and Taipei were the three fastest growing routes for the month, among the 20 busiest routes.

As at Sept 1, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 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.

In August, Singapore Airlines introduced four new weekly services to Brisbane, bringing the total number of services to the Australian city to 28 a week.

China Eastern Airlines also launched a new service to Hangzhou via Quanzhou.