The number of passengers at Changi Airport totalled 4.65 million in August this year, a 0.6 per cent on-year decline, according to Changi Airport Group (CAG).
In a press release on Monday (Sep 29), CAG said passenger traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific improved, but this was offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel. For example, there were "double-digit increases" in passenger movements between Singapore and Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney among Changi Airport's top 10 cities.
By contrast, travel to and from Bangkok continued to drop in August, with a 11 per cent on-year dip, it added.
In terms of total passenger movements from January to August, CAG said 35.84 million were recorded - 1.1 per cent more than the same period in 2013. Aircraft movements rose by 1.3 per cent to 228,240, while airfreight shipments grew 0.7 per cent to 1.22 million tonnes during the same period.
As at Sep 1, 2014, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 300 cities in some 70 countries and territories worldwide, CAG stated.