Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Passenger traffic at Changi Airport up 11.2% in Feb

SINGAPORE: Passenger traffic at Changi Airport increased 11.2 per cent year-on-year to 3.77 million in February 2012.

According to the Changi Airport Group (CAG), there was "strong travel demand across all regions" last month.

In particular, traffic between Singapore and the Middle East grew more than 20 per cent, while other regions -- the Americas, Europe, South Asia and Southeast Asia -- also increased by double digits.

In line with the growth in passenger traffic, aircraft landings and take-offs rose 13.1 per cent to 24,900 flights.

Cargo movements, which had declined 7.1 per cent in January due to the Lunar New Year holidays, rebounded in February.

Data from CAG showed that 143,900 tonnes of cargo was handled in February -- an increase of 12.4 per cent on-year.

CAG said that disregarding the impact of the Lunar New Year holidays, airfreight movements still grew 2.0 per cent year-on-year during the January-February period.

As at March, Changi Airport serves some 100 airlines operating more than 6,100 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 220 cities in 60 countries and territories.

- CNA/al

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Soure From Channel News Asia

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