Updated: 01/28/2014 23:44

Another record breaking year for Changi

Another record breaking year for Changi

Changi Airport registered a strong performance to set new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements last year. 

Changi Airport Group or CAG say it handled a record 53.7 million passengers and 343,800 landings and take-offs during the year. 

Both sets of figures represent an increase of at least five per cent over 2012. 

Airfreight movements were stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the year. 

On the connectivity front, Changi welcomed five new airlines and 10 new citylinks in 2013. 

The airport was named the World's Best Airport at the 2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards and this highlights another year of excellence during which Changi received a total of 30 awards. 

In the month of December, the airport welcomed 5.12 million passengers. 

It's the first time the airport handled more than 5 million passengers in a month since it opened in 1981. 

Changi Airport's daily record was also broken on 21st December, the Saturday before Christmas, with 191,800 passengers and 1,100 flights registered during the 24 hours.

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