21 Jun '11, 4am

Changi Airport's traffic at all-time high

Changi Airport's traffic at all-time high

SINGAPORE: Aircraft takeoffs and landings at Changi Airport hit an all-time monthly record in May. Changi Airport Group said there were some 24,994 aircraft movements in the month, a 12.8 per cent increase from a year ago. During the month, Changi Airport welcomed the commencement of Finnair's daily service between Helsinki and Singapore. Garuda Indonesia also launched a daily service on June 1 linking Singapore to Makassar, the largest city on Sulawesi Island. Passenger traffic rose more than 11.3 per cent to 3.77 million. Changi Airport Group said this was due in part to the almost 17.7 per cent increase in traffic growth from Southeast Asia. It said low cost carriers (LCCs) continued to expand rapidly during the month LCC passenger traffic grew about 24.6 per cent compared to a year ago and accounted for almost 28 per cent of Changi's total. Full service carriers grew s...

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