Singapore airport traffic jumps 15%

Singapore airport traffic jumps 15%

Changi airport handled 4.28 million passengers in March 2012
Changi airport handled 4.28 million passengers in March 2012

Passenger traffic at Singapore’s Changi Airport jumped 15.3% to 4.28 million in March 2012.

According to the latest data from the Changi Airport Group (CAG), the growth was supported by a strong rise in aircraft movements, which climbed 10.6% to 27,000. The passenger traffic figure marks a record for the month of March.

In the first three months of this year, Changi recorded 12.3 million passenger movements, an increase of 12.9% year-on-year. The growth was driven by strong travel demand from flights to and from Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, all of which saw double-digit growth. Changi handled 79,500 aircraft movements from January to March this year, up 12.9% year-on-year.

Changi airport now serves 100 airlines operating 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to more than 220 destinations in 60 countries. New services launched to the airport in March included the arrival of Air France’s Airbus A380.

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