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Changi Airport's passenger traffic up 2% in May

The growth in passenger traffic was supported by an increase in air travel between Singapore and North-East Asia, South Asia and South-West Pacific, Changi Airport Group said.

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport saw 4.37 million passenger movements in May, an increase of 2 per cent from a year ago, said Changi Airport Group (CAG) on Monday (June 23).

The growth in passenger traffic was supported by an increase in air travel between Singapore and North-East Asia, South Asia and South-West Pacific, offset by weaker performance on some South-East Asian routes, CAG said.

Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Hong Kong and Vietnam registered double-digit increases. Travel to and from Thailand continued to be affected by the political situation, decreasing by 17 per cent, with Bangkok and Phuket traffic dropping by 24 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.

In terms of landings and take-offs, the 28,930 registered last month was a 1.7 per cent increase compared with May 2013. On the cargo front, 157,500 tonnes of airfreight were processed at Changi last month, a 3.5 per cent increase year-on-year.

From January to May, a total of 21.95 million passenger movements were recorded at Changi Airport, an increase of 1.8 per cent from the same period a year ago. Aircraft landings and take-offs grew by 3.6 per cent to 143,550, while cargo shipments increased by 0.8 per cent to 755,400 tonnes for the same period, CAG said.

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