A total of 4.25 million passengers passed through Changi Airport last month, a decline of 0.5 per cent from September 2013, according to latest figures released by the Changi Airport Group (CAG) on Monday (Oct 27).Flight movements fell 5 per cent to 27,020 in the same period. The cargo tonnage registered at the airport also dropped 2.7 per cent to 147,800 tonnes.
Traffic to South Asia and Northeast Asia saw stronger travel demand, growing by 11 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively, but other regions, including Southeast Asia, Africa and the Americas, saw lower passenger movements.
CAG said in a statement that passenger traffic growth for Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam was offset by a 15 per cent decline for Thailand. Among Changi Airport’s top 10 country markets, India registered double-digit growth, while China and Thailand traffic dipped, down 6 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively.
Between January and September 2014, a total of 40.09 million passengers travelled through Changi Airport, 0.9 per cent more than the corresponding period in 2013. Aircraft movements rose in tandem, growing by 0.6 per cent to 255,260. During the same period, cargo shipments totalled 1.37 million tonnes - a growth of 0.3 per cent.