Changi Airport handled 4.67 million passenger movements in February 2017. That is an increase of 1.5% year-on-year. Aircraft movements dropped 1.7% to 28,030 landings and takeoffs while cargo shipments rose 7.9% to reach 146,870 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
Passenger traffic last month remained stable compared to a year ago which saw travel boosted by the Lunar New Year festivities in February 2016.
India posted the strongest growth of 14% increase. Traffic to Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi contributed to the growth. Traffic growth to Indonesia and Vietnam was steady for the month, up 4% in both cases.
As of 1 March 2017, over 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. An aircraft takes off or lands at Changi Airport roughly once every 90 seconds, with over 7,000 weekly scheduled flights.
The first new airline of the year to arrive in Changi Airport was US-Bangla Airlines on 10 March 2017. It operates four times weekly services to Dhaka in Bangladesh. On 5 March, IndiGo Airlines doubled its services to Chennai in India to 14 times weekly.
In the transit areas, LeNu Chef Wai’s Noodle Bar / Canton Paradise noodle & congee has opened in Terminal 3. The two-in-one concept store offers Taiwanese beef noodles, soups and Cantonese fare.
Crave – The Original Adam Road Nasi Lemak by Selera Rasa also opened in Terminal 2 in March 2017. It serves their famous Nasi Lemak and Teh Tarik. Asia Favourites has also opened in March, selling food souvenirs such as pineapple cakes and durian cookies.