The great aviation lift-off: Why some skies are busier than others post Covid-19

At Changi Airport, international passenger numbers have crossed 40 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in May, fast nearing its year-end target to get to 50 percent of 2019 levels. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
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SINGAPORE - This week, Changi Airport will embark on its first recruitment drive in two years, aiming to hire 6,600 workers in a sign that the worst is over for the aviation industry here.

With China, Hong Kong and Japan being the only major markets that are now still closed - leaving aside Russia and Ukraine which have been beleaguered by war - airports and airlines globally have also been seeing passenger numbers quickly rebound from the depths of the Covid-19 crisis.

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