||Asean Affairs 23 July 2013
Changi Airport:Operating Indicators for June 2013
SINGAPORE, 23 July 2013 – Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport increased 6.1% in June 2013, with 4.67 million passengers passing through the airport. This marks the highest number of passenger movements Changi has handled in a month this year. In terms of flight movements, a total of 28,300 aircraft landings and take-offs were recorded, a growth of 6.1% year-on-year.
Air traffic to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East grew. The haze situation in Singapore during the month had no discernable impact on passenger and aircraft movements.
For the first six months of 2013, Changi Airport managed 26.2 million passengers, an increase of 5.0% compared to the corresponding period in 2012. Aircraft movements rose in tandem by 4.6% to 166,800. Yangon (+27%), Taipei (+19%) and Bangkok (+18%) registered the strongest growth, among cities with at least a quarter of a million passengers during the period.
On the cargo front, 150,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi Airport in June 2013, 1.8% lower than a year before. For the half-year, total cargo volume dipped 2.3% to 877,700 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
As at 1 July 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 250 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,600 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.