Passenger traffic up 5.8% in May at Changi Airport

posted on 25th June 2018 by Justin Burns
Passenger traffic up 5.8% in May at Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport’s handled 5.29 million passenger movements in May 2018 – a 5.8 per cent year-on-year increase and in the first five months it has welcomed 26.5 million – up 5.2 per cent on the same period last year.

In May, traffic between Singapore and Europe saw a robust double-digit growth of 17 per cent on the back of additional capacity introduced recently to Germany, Poland and the UK. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, China led the gainers with a 12 per cent increase in passenger traffic, with more than 550,000 movements between Singapore and China.

Traffic to and from Australia, India, Japan and Vietnam also registered good growth of at least eight per cent. Among Changi’s top 10 city routes, Sydney recorded the strongest growth at 15 per cent, followed by Denpasar (+10 per cent) and Ho Chi Minh City (+eight per cent).

In May, Changi Airport welcomed a new city belly link – Warsaw, with LOT Polish Airlines launching a three times weekly service between Singapore and Warsaw. This is also Singapore’s first non-stop link to Poland.

As at 1 June 2018, more than 100 airlines operate, 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.