Published on : Saturday, November 26, 2016
Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.77 million passenger movements in October 2016, a 3.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew by 3.4% at 30,610 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 8.9% to reach 176, 960 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
In October, the South East Asia and South Asia regions led overall growth. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, Malaysia (+11%) and India (+12%) registered double-digit growth. For the first 10 months of 2016, passenger traffic at Changi Airport has risen 6.0% to 48.24 million.
As at 1 November 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.
Other highlights at Changi*
New Services – Changi Airport welcomed new services and increased service frequencies with the commencement of the Northern Winter 2016 season on the last Sunday in October. A total of 45 new services to ten destinations across Asia will be introduced during this period.
Destination Airline Frequency(Services)
Dalian (via Qingdao) Scoot New 2x weekly
Fuzhou Xiamen Airlines Increase from 7x to 14x weekly
Fuzhou SilkAir New 4x weekly
Xiamen Xiamen Airlines Increase from 14x to 17x weekly
Bangalore Jet Airways New daily service
Chennai Air India Express New daily service
Kolkata Air India Express New 4x weekly service
Cebu Philippines AirAsia New 4x weekly service
Cebu Philippines Airlines New 4x weekly service
Luang Prabang-Singapore) SilkAir New 3x weekly service
Yangon Myanmar National Airlines Increase from 7x weekly to 12x weekly
New Stores & Restaurants – In the transit areas, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Terminal 1 offers classic and contemporary interpretations of Chinese cuisine such as steamed dumplings and handmade noodles. Christine’s by The Cookie Museum, renowned for its handcrafted cookies with special local flavours such as chicken rice, pandan, chilli crab and durian, is now open in Terminal 2.