Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.47 million passenger movements in September 2019, an increase of 4.7% compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements fell 0.7% to 31,200 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput declined 7.8% to 170,000 tonnes for the month.
For the month of September, all regions recorded growth. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Japan led the gainers with a robust 15% year-on-year growth, followed by China and Philippines – both registering an 8% increase in passenger movements. Traffic to and from Hong Kong continued to weaken, declining 21% for the month.
For the first three quarters of 2019, total passenger traffic at Changi Airport rose 3.7% to 50.5 million passenger movements. Germany and the United States were among Changi’s fastest growing markets, registering year-on-year growth of more than 20%. Aircraft movements remained stable at 285,000 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput fell 6.4% to 1.49 million tonnes during the nine months.
As at 1 October 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.