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Record monthly traffic for Changi
Changi Airport Group said July saw about 3.7 million passengers passing through the airport, an increase of 16 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
Year-to-date, Changi Airport handled 24 million passengers, up 17 percent compared to the first seven months of last year.
The group said growth in July was led by increases in passenger traffic to Northeast and Southeast Asia, which rose 25 percent and 21 .5 per cent respectively.
Long-haul traffic to the Americas grew 15 percent.
For the January-July period, budget airlines carried one in five passengers at Changi Airport and accounted for one in four aircraft movements.
On the cargo front, 158,000 tonnes moved in July, a year-on-year growth of almost 12 percent.
For the first seven months of the year, 1.04 million tonnes were handled, representing an increase of almost 16 per cent.
Aircraft movements for July grew 11.5 per cent to 22,600, bringing the seven-month total to 150,600, an increase of some 11 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Changi serves 90 airlines operating 5,100 weekly scheduled flights, connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.
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