Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.38 million passenger movements in October 2018 – a 4.3 per cent year-on-year (YOY) increase as strong European traffic and new routes boosted figures.
All regions registered growth in the period from 16 October to 15 November, with European traffic increasing by 15 per cent, driven by travel to the UK and Germany. Traffic to and from the United States rose 28 per cent, albeit from a smaller base.
Among Changi’s top destinations, Denpasar, London and Melbourne recorded double-digit growth.
On 29 October, Garuda Indonesia commenced four-weekly services to Belitung, a new city link for Singapore, while Air India Express started operating four-weekly services to Bangalore.
Connectivity to the US was strengthened with Singapore Airlines’ and United Airlines’ seven additional services to Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively. Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand also jointly launched a third daily service to Auckland from 28 October.