Singapore Changi Airport welcomes traffic boost from the Americas in Q2

By Charlotte Turner |

Singapore Changi Airport registered 2.93 million passenger movements in June of this year, which represents 50.3% of its pre-Covid traffic (June 2019), while the airport registered passenger traffic of 7.33 million from April to June 2022; 43.6% of pre-Covid levels.


According to the airport, passenger traffic to and from the Americas rebounded strongly to exceed pre-pandemic levels by 7.13%, supported by the addition of flights to Canada since December 2021.


Europe, Oceania and South Asia also saw strong recovery during the quarter, with passenger movements crossing 60% of levels registered during the April-June 2019 quarter.


As reported, almost all shops in the public areas in Terminals 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) have reopened and four new F&B brands have commenced operations since April.


Service provider Coat and Fly, which helps spray passengers’ luggage with self-disinfecting anti-viral coating, has also commenced operations in T3’s Arrival Hall. There are also two new flower vending machines Cool Petals in T3’s Departure Hall and Seven Stop at Basement 2.


almost all shops in the public areas in Terminals 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) have reopened

Almost all shops in the public areas of Terminals 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) at Singapore Changi Airport have reopened.


In the transit areas, over 90% of shops have reopened while Hang Heung has opened a new kiosk at T1 offering premier and traditional Chinese pastries.


Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said: “We are encouraged by the steady increase in passenger traffic as it is a sign that we are getting back on the trajectory of growth towards pre-pandemic levels.


“The reopening of Terminal 4 and partial opening of Terminal 2 will give us the capacity to support our airline partners’ efforts in restarting services and launching new routes, which are critical for us to capture post-pandemic demand for air travel.”


At 1 July 2022, 85 airlines operate over 4,400 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 130 cities in 46 countries and territories worldwide.


In the second quarter of 2022, Indonesia AirAsia resumed passenger flights to Bali and Jakarta, while Scoot and AirAsia Berhad reinstated passenger flights to Hat Yai and Kota Kinabalu respectively. Connectivity with South Korea was also strengthened, with Jeju Air resuming passenger services to Busan and Scoot launching a new service to Jeju.


Changi Airport also welcomed three new passenger airlines –Thai Vietjet (to Bangkok) and Bamboo Airways (to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) in April, as well as T’way Air (to Seoul) in May.

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