Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.63 million passenger movements in March 2019 – a slight 1.4 per cent year-on-year increase.
In March, the airport said while growth was observed for most regions, Southeast Asia traffic dipped two per cent. This was offset by North Asia traffic which increased five per cent, boosted by growth for China and Japan.
For the first quarter of the year, Changi Airport registered 16.4 million passenger movements, four per cent higher than the same period last year. Aircraft movements were stable at 95,000.
New services started have seen Singapore Airlines increase its Johannesburg services from daily to ten per week, while Lufthansa increased its Munich service from five times weekly to six times.
As at 1 April 2019, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 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.