Changi’s April numbers, plus retail news
- May 23 2012 12:44 PM
Singapore Changi Airport has released its operational statistics for April. For the month, the airport managed 4.21 million passenger movements, 12.7% higher than the same month last year. Aircraft movements increased correspondingly by 8.8% to 26,400 movements.
During the month, passenger traffic improved on-year across all regions with routes to and from the Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia achieving strong results. Among Changi’s key markets, China, India and Japan registered the strongest growth. The airport boasts connections to 26 Chinese cities and 11 Indian destinations, making it the best connected point to China and India from Southeast Asia.
Reflecting the current downturn faced by most export markets around the world, Changi handled 4.9% less cargo in April. 148,200 tonnes of cargo passed through Changi during the month, underlined by a 9% decrease in exports. On a rolling 12-month basis, Changi moved 1.86 million tonnes of cargo, a growth of 1.3%.
On the retail front, fashion accessory retailer Chomel has opened a new outlet in Terminal 1’s transit area. Chomel offers a variety of accessories as well as fashion timepieces, handbags and shawls. In the terminal’s public area, supermarket chain Cold Storage has opened a new store in Basement 2.
Changi serves 100 airlines operating some 6,200 weekly flights connecting Singapore to more than 220 destinations in 60 countries.