Singapore airport traffic continues to climb

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4.24 million passengers travelled through Changi in April 2013
4.24 million passengers travelled through Changi in April 2013

Passenger traffic at Singapore’s Changi Airport continued to climb in April 2013, albeit at a slower rate than in previous months.

The airport handled 4.24 million passengers last month, marking an increase of 0.8% compared to April 2012, while flight movements rose 4.3% to 27,500. The lower rate of growth can be partially attributed to the fact that Easter fell in March this year, rather than April.

Despite this, passenger traffic increased on routes to and from Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, offsetting a decline in traffic to and from Africa and Europe. Traffic to South Asia and Southwest Pacific remained static.

In the first four months of this year, Changi recorded 17.3m passenger movements, 4.8% more than the same period in 2012. Aircraft movements grew in tandem, rising 4.0% to 110,100. This marks a slowdown however, following three years of double-digit increases from 2010 to 2012.

The airport’s operator, Changi Airport Group, said the industry outlook “remains cloudy” with the threat of high fuel prices and a weakening global economy. More than 100 airlines now operate at Changi Airport, providing more than 6,500 weekly scheduled flights.
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