Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Changi Airport sees strong traffic to and from India and China; 5m passengers handled in May

Singapore: Changi Airport handled 5 million passengers in May, 4.6 per cent more than the same month a year ago.

Aircraft movements rose 3.2 per cent to 31,200 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments saw strong growth of 12.6 per cent to reach 177,340 tonnes.

The increase in passenger traffic was boosted by a strong 17 per cent growth in South Asia traffic, Changi Airport Group said.
Among the airport's top 10 country markets, India led the gainers with a 21 per cent year-on-year growth, with traffic to and from Mumbai and Chennai rising by more than 20 per cent.
Another major market, China, also registered double-digit growth of 11 per cent, with more than half a million passengers in May, or about one in ten passengers at Changi during the month.

Cargo shipments also increased with improvements across exports, imports and transhipments. With stable recovery of industrial activity in the United States, Germany and Japan, airfreight to and from these markets saw particularly strong growth.
27/06/17 Karamjit Kaur/Straits Times