Operating indicators for October 2010
SINGAPORE, 25 November 2010 – More than 3.58 million passenger movements were registered at Singapore Changi Airport in October 2010, a growth of 7.9% compared to October 2009. This was driven by double digit growth in passenger traffic to and from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Americas.
From January to October 2010, passenger movements grew 14.5% to almost 34.4 million, with budget airlines accounting for about 22% of total passenger movements.
From 31 October 2010, which marked the start of the Northern Winter 2010 schedule, carriers have added services to Northeast and Southeast Asia to destinations such as Hong Kong, Manila and Kuala Lumpur. Four new services have also been launched to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, bringing to 11 the number of daily services to the Japanese capital1.
On the cargo front, 162,400 tonnes were moved in October 2010, an increase of 5.2%. Year-to-date (January to October), more than 1.50 million tonnes of airfreight were handled, up 13.0%.
Aircraft movements went up 7.2% to 22,488 for the month of October. A total of 217,382 aircraft movements were recorded from January to October, a growth of 9.9%.
As at 1 November 2010, Changi serves 98 airlines operating 5,100 weekly scheduled flights to more than 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.
Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at http://www.changiairportgroup.com/cag/html/the-group/air_traffic_statistics.html
Changi Christmas Fantasy – Airport visitors can expect fabulous giveaways and exciting activities for the whole family at Changi Airport this festive season. At Terminal 3’s Departure Hall, a magical teapot takes centre stage, dispensing balls that can be exchanged for prizes like air tickets and dining vouchers. In the Departure Transit Malls, fantasy characters will put up song and dance performances, while street magicians will delight with their tricks. In both the public and transit areas, shoppers and diners will receive gifts with a minimum spend. More information on the Changi Christmas Fantasy is available at www.changiairport.com/fantasy.
Shopping and Dining – Changi welcomed its first MCM outlet at the airport. The German brand retailing leather goods and accessories is located at Terminal 2’s Departure Transit Mall. On the F&B front, a GoGo Franks kiosk selling snacks has commenced operations at Terminal 1’s Departure Transit Mall.
1 Including services to Narita Airport.