SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Changi Airport registered 5.27 million passenger movements in August 2017, a 7.0% year-on-year increase. There was a 10.7% increase in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9% to 31,750 landings and takeoffs.

Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South Asia, Africa and the Americas rising by double digits. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, strong performance was registered for India, China and Malaysia, rising between 11% and 18%.

Guangzhou, Penang and Taipei were the three fastest growing routes for the month, among the 20 busiest routes.

As at Sept 1, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide.  With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

On Aug 22, Singapore Airlines introduced four new weekly services to Brisbane, bringing the total number of services to 28x weekly. China Eastern Airlines also launched a new 4x weekly service to Hangzhou via Quanzhou on Aug 25.