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Operating Indicators for October 2016

Press Release   •   Nov 25, 2016 10:00 +08

SINGAPORE, 25 November 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.77 million passenger movements in October 2016, a 3.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements grew by 3.4% at 30,610 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 8.9% to reach 176, 960 tonnes compared to the same period last year.

In October, the South East Asia and South Asia regions led overall growth. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, Malaysia (+11%) and India (+12%) registered double-digit growth. For the first 10 months of 2016, passenger traffic at Changi Airport has risen 6.0% to 48.24 million.

As at 1 November 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at

Other highlights at Changi*

New Services – Changi Airport welcomed new services and increased service frequencies with the commencement of the Northern Winter 2016 season on the last Sunday in October. A total of 45 new services to ten destinations across Asia will be introduced during this period.

Dalian (via Qingdao)ScootNew 2x weekly
FuzhouXiamen AirlinesIncrease from 7x to 14x weekly
FuzhouSilkAirNew 4x weekly
XiamenXiamen AirlinesIncrease from 14x to 17x weekly
BangaloreJet AirwaysNew daily service
ChennaiAir India ExpressNew daily service
KolkataAir India ExpressNew 4x weekly service
Southeast Asia
CebuPhilippines AirAsiaNew 4x weekly service
CebuPhilippines AirlinesNew 4x weekly service
Vientiane/Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang-Singapore)
SilkAirNew 3x weekly service
YangonMyanmar National AirlinesIncrease from 7x weekly to 12x weekly

New Stores & Restaurants
– In the transit areas, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao at Terminal 1 offers classic and contemporary interpretations of Chinese cuisine such as steamed dumplings and handmade noodles. Christine’s by The Cookie Museum, renowned for its handcrafted cookies with special local flavours such as chicken rice, pandan, chilli crab and durian, is now open in Terminal 2.

In the public areas, convenience store 7-Eleven has commenced operations at Terminal 1 (Level 3).

* For the period 16 Oct to 15 Nov 2016

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) ( was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.

Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic.  It served a record 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015.  More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors.  With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 320 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

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