Hainan Airlines to launch 4 weekly flights between Singapore & Hefei/Dalian
This figure is also 13.7% higher than July 2008’s 3.23 million passenger movements, and is the highest monthly traffic recorded at Changi so far this year.
Year-to-date, Changi Airport handled a total of 23.9 million passengers, up 16.9% compared to the first seven months of 2009.
Growth in July was led by increases in passenger traffic to Northeast and Southeast Asia, which rose 25.1% and 21.5% respectively. Airlines such as Jetstar Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines increased frequencies with more flights to Denpasar (Bali), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Osaka. Long-haul traffic to the Americas also grew 15.0%.
For the January-July 2010 period, low cost carriers carried one in five passengers at Changi Airport, and accounted for one in four aircraft movements.
Changi Airport now serves some 90 airlines operating 5,100 weekly scheduled flights, connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 60 countries and territories.
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