Thursday, July 22, 2010

Changi passenger traffic up

Changi Airport's passenger traffic hit 3.62 million last month, a big 18.6 per cent jump over a year earlier and 8.1 per cent higher than total traffic in June 2008. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIIN

CHANGI Airport's passenger traffic hit 3.62 million last month, a big 18.6 per cent jump over a year earlier and 8.1 per cent higher than total traffic in June 2008.

The latest figures take to 20.2 million the total number of passengers handled in the first half of the year.

This is 17.0 per cent more than last year and 8.1 per cent higher than two years ago.

Last month's growth was led mainly by traffic to and from South-east Asia, North-east Asia, South Asia and North America, Changi Airport Group said on Thursday.

On the cargo front, 879,000 tonnes of airfreight were moved at Changi Airport from January to June 2010, a 16.5 per cent increase year-on-year.

In June, total cargo volume hit 50,000 tonnes, up 13.1 per cent.

Aircraft movements also continued to increase, by 10.4 per cent to 128,010 in the first six months of 2010.

In June, 21,800 flights were registered, an increase of 14.5 per cent.

Read the full story in Friday's edition of the Straits Times.

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