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Singapore Changi Airport's passenger movements soar 10.9%

Singapore Changi Airport's passenger movements soar 10.9%

Burgeoning demand for air travel boosted passengers to 4.28m.

In a release, Singapore Changi Airport handled some 4.28 million passenger movements in August 2012, an increase of 10.9% compared to a year ago. Air traffic movements for the month also grew by 6.5% to 27,400 flights.

Demand for air travel to and from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southwest Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas was strong, with double-digit growth registered for each of these regions. Airfreight movements declined by 4.4% on-year, with 146,400 tonnes of cargo passing through Changi Airport during the month.

For the first eight months of 2012, Changi Airport registered 33.6 million passenger movements (+10.5%), 214,000 flight movements (+9.0%) and 1.20 million tonnes of cargo (-1.9%).

As at 1 September 2012, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 230 cities in some 60 countries and territories around the world. With more than 6,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.

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