NEWS Last modified on April 21, 2011

Passenger traffic at Changi jumps 7.5% in March

 

Passenger traffic at Changi airport hit 3.71 million in March, despite a 5% drop in people travelling from Singapore to Japan over the month.

Passenger traffic at Changi airport hit 3.71 million in March, despite a 5% drop in people travelling from Singapore to Japan over the month.

 

 

Although total traffic at the airport increased 7.5% compared with the same month a year ago, passenger numbers travelling to Tokyo fell 9.6% following the Japanese earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster.

 

However, aircraft movement at Changi jumped 13% over the month to 24,000 thanks to the continued growth of low cost carriers (LCC).

 

LCC passenger traffic increased 22.8% in March and so far this year has accounted for a quarter (24%) of all traffic at Changi.

 

According to the gateway, March was also Changi’s busiest month in three years for cargo, with airfreight movements increasing 5.6% to 166,100 tonnes.

 

Meanwhile, in the first quarter of 2011, Changi airport registered 10.9 million passenger movements – up 9.5% on last year – as well as 70,400 aircraft movements – an increase of 12.3% compared with the same period in 2010.

 

Airfreight movements at the airport also jumped 2.9% in the first three months of 2011 compared with the same period a year ago.

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