Singapore Changi Airport welcomed 5.56 million passenger movements in March, an 8.7 per cent year-on-year (YOY) increase.
For the month of March, passenger traffic growth was observed across all regions. Traffic to and from Europe grew strongly at 13 per cent, helped by the return of Qantas’ daily Sydney-London service (via Singapore) and Lufthansa’s resumption of its five-weekly service to Munich.
Passenger movements between Singapore and Australia also recorded a robust nine per cent increase, with a 12 per cent growth in traffic to and from Sydney.
Changi Airport’s other top country markets – China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – also registered growth for the month, with India (+23%) and China (+13%) leading the way.
For the first quarter of this year, Changi Airport registered 15.8 million passenger movements, five per cent higher than the same period last year.
Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India and Japan led the gainers, with growth of 14 per cent and nine per cent, respectively.
The airport welcomed new service and increased flight frequencies including a new Lufthansa, which has begun a new five weekly route to Munich. Jet Airways has doubled the frequencies of flights to Bangalore from seven to 14 a week and Qantas has increased its Melbourne service from 10 to 14 flights a week.
As at 1 April 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide.