20 Jan '11, 4am

Changi Airport saw a record 42m passengers in 2010, surpassing previous record of 37.7m in 2008

CHANGI Airport saw a record 42 million passengers over 2010 thanks to a strong finish in the year-end holiday season, Changi Airport Group said on Thursday. The new milestone is a 13 per cent increase over 2009's passenger movements, and far surpasses the previous annual record of 37.7 million recorded in 2008. Monthly and daily traffic records were also broken in Dec 2010. Changi Airport Group said monthly passenger movements hit 4.06 million for the first time in the airport's history, along with a new daily record of 146,000 movements set on Dec 18. Strong growth was also registered in 2010 for airfreight handled, which rose 11 per cent to 1.81 million tonnes, and aircraft movements, which gained 9.7 per cent to 264,000 flights. Changi Airport was also the world's most awarded airport, with accolades such as the World's Best Airport in the 2010 Skytrax survey. The tally...

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