Changi traffic up 11.3% as 25 outlets added

By Doug Newhouse |

Singapore Changi Airport announced today that it handled 3.77m passengers in May 2011, an 11.3% increase compared to May 2010. Aircraft movements during the month totalled 24,994, a 12.8% increase year-on-year, and an all-time monthly record for the Airport. Changi also opened 25 new retail and F&B outlets in the month.

Traffic within South-East Asia registered the strongest year-on-year growth of 17.7%, followed by traffic to the South-West Pacific (14.4%). Traffic to Northeast Asia also grew by 6.8%, despite declines of 11.4% and 9.2% for passenger movements between Singapore and Tokyo and Japan respectively.

The Changi Airport Group (CAG) said that low-cost carriers (LCCs) continued to expand rapidly during the month. Passenger traffic on LCCs grew 24.6% compared to a year ago and accounted for 28% of Changi?s total.

INCREASED SERVICES
Full service carriers grew 7.3% in terms of passenger movements and during the month, Changi welcomed the commencement of Finnair?s daily service connecting Helsinki to Singapore.

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