Changi Airport handled 1.14 million passenger movements in March 2022, crossing the one-million mark for the first time since March 2020 when 1.6 million passenger movements were registered. This was 20.3% of March 2019’s traffic. Aircraft movements in March 2022 totalled 13,200 landings and takeoffs, while airfreight throughput registered 152,000 tonnes.
For the first quarter of this year, aircraft movements reached 36,200 with 2.56 million passenger movements registered, which is 15.6% of pre-Covid-19 levels. Europe registered 426,000 passenger movements while the Americas clocked 122,000 movements, bringing the tally to 33.9% and 52.7% of pre-Covid-19 levels respectively.
For the quarter, the top five passenger markets were Australia, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, while Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta and London made up the top five city links.
Airfreight movements totalled 458,000 tonnes during the first three months of 2022 to reach 93% of pre-Covid-19 levels. Supply chain disruptions arising from the Covid-19 situation in Changi’s key cargo markets as well as geopolitical tensions impacted air cargo traffic, especially in March. The top five air cargo markets for the quarter were China, Australia, Hong Kong, United States of America and Japan.
Mr. Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said, “The further relaxation of travel restrictions since the beginning of April is a positive development for the Changi air hub and we are encouraged by the continued uptick in passenger traffic. The re-opening of travel gives airlines the confidence to launch new routes and restart services. We continue to work closely with our trade partners to stimulate travel and support them in rebuilding Changi’s connectivity.”
New and reinstated services