Record 51 million passengers for Changi Airport in 2012

Changi Airport set a new record in passenger traffic last year, crossing the 50 million passenger movements mark for the first time in its 31-year history. Passenger traffic for 2012 totalled 51.2 million, an increase of 10 per cent over 2011.

Last December, Changi registered a record 4.92 million passenger movements. It also saw a new daily record on Dec 22, with 180,400 passengers passing through in 24 hours.

Flight movements grew by 7.6 per cent to 324,700, while cargo volumes declined 3.2 per cent to 1.81 million tonnes compared to 2011. As of Jan 1, Changi Airport has been handling more than 6,500 weekly scheduled flights with 110 airlines connecting Singapore to 240 cities in 60 countries around the world.

In a media release, Changi Airport Group (CAG) chief executive Lee Seow Hiang said: "2012 was indeed a good year for us...In the near term, Changi Airport's performance will depend largely on how quickly markets recover from the slowdown."

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