Singapore Changi Airport Operating Indicators for first half of 2018

With 5.57 million passenger movements in their first half of 2018, Singapore Changi Airport is experiencing a 6.9% year-on-year increase. Despite the dip in airfreight figures, with only 170,630 tonnes, as compared to the same period last year. The aircraft movements experienced growth as well, with 3.1% at 31,870 landings and takeoffs.


 

With 5.57 million passenger movements in their first half of 2018, Singapore Changi Airport is experiencing a 6.9% year-on-year increase. Despite the dip in airfreight figures, with only 170,630 tonnes, as compared to the same period last year. The aircraft movements experienced growth as well, with 3.1% at 31,870 landings and takeoffs.

 

In June, traffic between Singapore and Europe grew 19%. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Indonesia (+11%) and Japan (+12%) were the fastest growing, boosted by travel to Denpasar and Tokyo. Routes to London, Melbourne, Mumbai and Shanghai also registered double digit growth.

 

For the first half of the year, Changi Airport registered 32.1 million passenger movements, 5.5% higher than the same period last year. Nine of Changi’s top ten markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Australia, India, the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam – recorded higher traffic, with India (+13%) registering the strongest growth.

 

During the six months, aircraft movements rose 4.2% to 190,970, while airfreight throughput grew 2.7% to reach 1.04 million tonnes. Growth was observed for exports (+5%) and imports (+3%), while transshipments remained steady. Among Changi’s top 10 cargo markets, India (+7%) and Japan (+10%) grew the fastest.

 

As at 1 July 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide.  With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.