Singapore Changi Airport handled 3.42 million passenger movements in September 2022, reaching 62.6% of its pre-Covid traffic in September 2019.
Aircraft movements, which include landings and takeoffs, totalled 20,400, 65.6% of September 2019 levels.
Airfreight throughput registered 154,000 tonnes for the month, a year-on-year decline of 10%.
For the third quarter of the year, Changi Airport clocked 10 million passenger movements, representing 58.1% of pre-Covid levels.
Aircraft movements were 61,100 for the same period, reaching 63.7% of pre-Covid levels.
The top five traffic markets for the quarter were Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Thailand.
Changi’s largest source market, Southeast Asia, saw strong recovery during the quarter, with passenger movements crossing 60% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time since the onset of Covid-19.
Passenger traffic to and from North America continued to trend above pre-pandemic levels, driven by strong demand and increased frequencies by Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.
From July to September 2022, airfreight movements totalled 470,000 tonnes, a decline of 6% year-on-year.
Air cargo demand has weakened in recent months amid global economic uncertainty and inflationary pressures.
The top five air cargo markets for the quarter were China, Australia, United States of America, Hong Kong and Japan.
Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said, “With more borders re-opening and as travel recovery picks up pace, we expect Changi Airport to handle 80% of pre-Covid flights by year end.
This month also marks a significant milestone for the airport, with Changi operating all four terminals after more than two years.
We continue to work closely with our airline partners to increase flight frequencies and connectivity to better serve our passengers.”
As at 1 October 2022, 89 airlines operate over 4,800 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 130 cities in 48 countries and territories worldwide.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub/traffic-statistics.html.