Singapore Changi Airport : Operating Indicators for March 2016

Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016

Changi AirportSingapore Changi Airport handled 4.90 million passenger movements in March, an 8.1% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 4.6% higher at 30,130 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments increased 5.2% to reach 170,880 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

 

Passenger traffic during the month was boosted by continued broad-based growth. In particular, Thailand, Malaysia and China registered double-digit increases for the third consecutive month. All of Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets grew by at least 4%.

 

For the first quarter of 2016, Changi Airport registered 14.4 million passengers, 9.9% higher than during the same period last year. Double-digit growth was registered for South East Asia, North East Asia, South Asia and the Middle East & Africa. Bangkok moved to the top of the cities list, accounting for over a million passenger movements. For the quarter, aircraft movements rose 5.6% to 88,790, while airfreight movements registered an increase of 3.3%, totalling 450,440 tonnes.

 

As at 1 April 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 for the Northern Summer 2016 season which began in late March.

 

On 6 April, Changi’s first direct air link to Fiji was established, with Fiji Airways operating a twice-weekly service between Singapore and Nadi. Indonesian flag carrier Garuda commenced its new 5x weekly service to London-Heathrow (one-way) with a transit stop at Changi Airport on 31 March. The Heathrow-Jakarta leg is a non-stop service.

 

Frequencies for the following services have been increased:

 

Destination Airline Previous Frequency New Frequency
ASEAN
Bangkok Singapore Airlines 35x weekly 42x weekly
Davao Cebu Pacific 2x weekly 3x weekly
Hanoi SilkAir 4x weekly 5x weekly
Iloilo Cebu Pacific 2x weekly 3x weekly
Ko Samui Bangkok Air, SilkAir 12x weekly 14x weekly
Northeast Asia
Taipei Eva Air 11x weekly 13x weekly
South Asia
Cochin SilkAir 7x weekly 10x weekly
Colombo Singapore Airlines 7x weekly 10x weekly
Hyderabad SilkAir 9x weekly 10x weekly
Trivandrum SilkAir 4x weekly 5x weekly

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