Record passenger numbers at Changi Airport

Record passenger numbers at Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport achieved its highest passenger traffic ever for the month of March when it registered 4.61 million passenger movements in March 2013, an increase of 7.7 per cent over the same month last year.

Holiday makers travelling over the Good Friday long weekend and the weekend prior contributed to the traffic growth.

In tandem, aircraft movements grew by 5.3 per cent to 28,400 flights.

In the first quarter of 2013, Changi Airport handled 13.05 million passenger movements, representing an increase of 6.2% over the same period last year.

Traffic to and from Northeast Asia, Southwest Pacific and South Asia continued to underpin growth during this period.

Aircraft movements for the quarter saw a 3.9 per cent increase year-on-year to 82,600 flights.

Airfreight movements posted a 2.2 per cent decline for the three months, with 434,000 tonnes of cargo handled.

For the month of March 2013, a total of 167,200 tonnes of cargo were handled at Changi Airport, a growth of 2.5 per cent compared to March 2012.

Changi Airport is considered the World’s Leading Airport by the World Travel Awards.