SINGAPORE, 27 June 2017 – Singapore Changi Airport registered 5.0 million passenger movements in May, 4.6% higher than in the same period last year. Aircraft movements rose 3.2% to 31,200 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments saw strong double-digit year-on-year increase of 12.6% to reach 177,340 tonnes.

For the month of May, passenger traffic was boosted by a robust 17% growth in South Asia traffic. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India led the gainers with a 21% year-on-year growth; with traffic to and from Mumbai and Chennai rising by more than 20%. Another major market, China, also registered double-digit growth of 11%, with more than half a million passengers in May, or about one in ten passengers at Changi during the month.

Cargo shipments increased by double digits for the second month this year, with improvements broad-based across exports, imports and transhipments. With stable recovery of industrial activity in the USA, Germany and Japan, airfreight to and from these markets saw particularly strong growth.

As at 1 June 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at