Updated: 02/24/2014 21:42

Changi Airport handled 4.6m passengers in Jan 2014

Changi Airport handled 4.6m passengers in Jan 2014

Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in January, an increase of 6.3 per cent from the year ago month. 

The growth in passenger traffic was supported by a healthy increase in air travel between Singapore and Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Southwest Pacific and the Middle East. 

Double-digit growth was registered for travel to and from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam. 

Travel to Thailand however saw a decline with Bangkok traffic decreasing by a quarter. 

Air traffic movements grew correspondingly, with a total of 30,400 landings and take-offs recorded during the month, or 7.6 per cent more compared to a year ago. 

In terms of airfreight, 151,400 tonnes of cargo were processed at Changi Airport last month, a 3.8 per cent increase as air shipments picked up ahead of the Lunar New Year period, which this year occurred 10 days earlier.

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