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Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016
Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.58 million passenger movements in September 2016, a 3.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements also grew by 3.0% at 29,330 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.8% to reach 167,100 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
In the first nine months of 2016, 43.5 million passengers travelled through the airport, 6.2% more than the same period a year ago, while aircraft movements increased, by 4.2% to 268,190.
All of Changi’s top 10 country markets achieved positive growth year-to-date, with Indonesia (+6.4%), Malaysia (+8.9%) and China (+15.3%) taking the top three spots. Jakarta continued to be Changi Airport’s busiest route for the same period, followed closely by Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Cargo shipments totalled 1.44 million tonnes during the first three quarters of 2016, 5.5% higher compared to the same period last year.This was the fastest pace of growth in the past five years.
Changi Airport emerged overall winner in this year’s World Routes Marketing Awards on 26 September, held in Chengdu, China; and also came up tops in the ‘Over 50 Million Passengers’ category. Voted by airlines, the annual Routes Marketing Awards recognizes excellence in airport marketing. On 29 September, Changi Airport also emerged as the winner of Payload Asia’s ‘Asia Pacific Airport of the Year – Customer Choice’ for the third consecutive year, an award honouring excellence in the air cargo supply chain.
As at 1 October 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.
Source:- Singapore Changi Airport
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