Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Changi July traffic hits record

Figure up 15.9% from last year, putting it on track for record year

CHANGI Airport continued to do brisk business last month with 3.67 million passengers handled, a record for July and the highest so far this year.

This puts it on track to process more than 40 million passengers this year, the first time it has bust this figure.

The number of inbound, outbound and transit passenger movements for the month was up 15.9 per cent over that in July last year and 13.7 per cent higher than in July the year before that, when 3.23 million passenger movements were recorded.

Industry watchers say that with strong economic sentiment globally and regionally fuelling growth for air travel and Singapore's two new integrated resorts boosting visitor numbers, it will not be long before Changi Airport sets a new record for monthly passenger traffic.

The current record stands at 3.83 million passengers, set last December.

In releasing last month's numbers yesterday, Changi Airport Group said the latest data brings the year's seven-month passenger traffic tally to 23.9 million. This is 16.9 per cent higher than for the January-to-July period last year. Growth last month was led mainly by increases in traffic to North-east and South-east Asia, which rose 25.1 per cent and 21.5 per cent respectively over figures from a year ago, the airport said.

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

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