Higher charges at Changi have not kept travellers away

While overall passenger traffic at Changi Airport has not been affected by the fee increases so far, experts say this could change as airlines continue to cope with operating pressures.
While overall passenger traffic at Changi Airport has not been affected by the fee increases so far, experts say this could change as airlines continue to cope with operating pressures.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

Airport and SIA Group have recorded strong traffic growth since new fees kicked in in July

Higher fees and charges introduced at Changi Airport on July 1 have not kept travellers away, despite some initial fears that Singapore's competitiveness as an air hub may be affected by the increases.

On the contrary, both Changi Airport and the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group have recorded strong traffic growth since then.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'Higher charges at Changi have not kept travellers away'. Print Edition | Subscribe