SINGAPORE, 26 April 2018 – Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.56 million passenger movements in March, an 8.7% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements were 5.4% higher at 32,590 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments dipped 0.6% to 187,550 tonnes, compared to the same period last year.

For the month of March, passenger traffic growth was observed across all regions. Traffic to and from Europe grew strongly at 13%, helped by the return of Qantas’ daily Sydney-London service (via Singapore) and Lufthansa’s resumption of its five-weekly service to Munich. Passenger movements between Singapore and Australia also recorded a robust 9% increase, with a 12% growth in traffic to and from Sydney. Changi Airport’s other top country markets – China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand – also registered growth for the month, with India (+23%) and China (+13%) leading the way.

For the first quarter of this year, Changi Airport registered 15.8 million passenger movements, 5.0% higher than the same period last year. Among Changi’s top 10 country markets, India and Japan led the gainers, with growth of 14% and 9% respectively. Aircraft movements rose 4.7% to 94,770, while airfreight movements registered an increase of 3.6% for the quarter, totalling 512,080 tonnes. Among Changi’s top cargo markets, Japan and South Korea were amongst the fastest growing by airfreight volume.

As at 1 April 2018, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,200 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 80 seconds.

Changi Airport’s traffic statistics are available at