19-Oct-2012 1:10 PM

Singapore Changi Airport pax up 5%, cargo stable in Sep-2012

Singapore Changi Airport reported (19-Oct-2012) a 4.8% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 4.0 million in Sep-2012. Traffic to and from the Middle East and Southwest Pacific registered double-digit growth but growth for Southeast and Northeast Asia, the two largest market regions, was in the low single digits. The airport also reported a 0.4% decline in cargo volume to 153,700 tonnes and a 4.0% increase in aircraft movements to 26,500 in Sep-2012. So far this year, Changi Airport has welcomed three new carriers including Scoot, Drukair and Yangtze River Express as well as the return of Mandala Airlines.[more - original PR]