Singapore Changi Airport registered more than 3.67 million passenger movements in July 2010, an increase of +15.9% compared to July 2009. This figure is also +13.7% higher than July 2008’s 3.23 million passenger movements, and is the highest monthly traffic recorded at Changi so far this year. For the year to date Changi handled a total of 23.9 million passengers on flights to Singapore, up +16.9% compared to the first seven months of 2009.
Growth in July was led by increases in passenger traffic to Northeast and Southeast Asia, which rose +25.1% and +21.5% respectively. Carriers such as Jetstar Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines increased frequencies with more flights to Denpasar (Bali), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Osaka. Long-haul traffic to the Americas also grew +15.0%.
For the January–July 2010 period, low-cost carriers carried one in five passengers at Changi Airport, and accounted for one in four aircraft movements.
Changi is also set to welcome another airline, Hainan Airlines. From 29 August Hainan will operate four weekly flights connecting Singapore with Hefei and Dalian in China. Changi Airport now serves some 90 airlines operating 5,100 weekly scheduled flights, connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.