Singapore Changi Airport welcomed 5.3 million passengers in January, a 0.9 per cent year-on-year (YOY) increase.
Traffic for the month remained stable compared to a year ago, which saw travel boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays in January 2017.
Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, Japan (+11 per cent), India (+9 per cent) and Thailand (+9 per cent) led the gainers. Major city routes that recorded strong traffic growth of at least eight per cent included Bangkok, Chennai and London.
As at 1 February 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.
New services started include Indonesia AirAsia starting daily services to Padang – the first new city route for Changi this year, as well as daily services connecting Singapore and Medan.
JC (Cambodia) International Airlines has also started operating daily services between Singapore and Phnom Penh. Scoot also commenced thrice weekly services to Kuantan.