New routes fuel Singapore Changi to passenger traffic rise in June

posted on 26th July 2019 by Justin Burns
New routes fuel Singapore Changi to passenger traffic rise in June

Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.82 million passenger movements in June – 4.5 per cent higher than the same month last year – as new routes drove figures.

In June, all regions registered growth, with the exception of South Asia, which saw a decline of three per cent.

Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Japan (+12 per cent) and China (+8 per cent) led the gainers. Shanghai was the fastest growing among Changi’s top 10 destinations, rising 19 per cent.

For the first half of the year, Changi Airport registered 33.2 million passenger movements, a 3.6 per cent year-on-year increase.

Eight out of Changi’s top 10 markets recorded growth; Japan registered the strongest performance (+11%) while traffic to and from Indonesia (-1%) and Thailand (-2%) was weaker.

New routes starting at Changi included Chongqing Airlines that launched daily services between Singapore and Chongqing on 28 June. On 4 July, Jeju Air, a new carrier at Changi Airport, commenced a four times a week service between Singapore and Busan.

Scoot also launched a three times a week service to Kota Baru on 2 July and added an additional service each to its Athens and Male routes, bringing the total to five weekly services for both destinations.

SilkAir introduced an additional Singapore-Darwin service, and now operates a daily service to the city. Singapore Airlines also added an additional service to Copenhagen and Milan (Malpensa).