SINGAPORE. Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.12 million passenger movements in February 2013, an increase of +9.2% over the same month last year. Aircraft movements for the month grew by +4.2% to 25,900 flights.

Travel demand was boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays which this year fell in February compared to January last year.

Among Changi Airport’s top ten country markets, traffic between Singapore and Australia, China, Hong Kong and Japan each grew by more than +10.0%.

Passenger movements have risen +5.3% to 8.44 million in the first two months of the year, with aircraft movements growing by a corresponding +3.2% to 54,100.

As at 1 March 2013, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 240 cities in some 60 countries and territories worldwide.

With more than 6,400 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds, according to Changi Airport Group.

Source: Changi Airport Group

New openings at Changi

Several retail and food & beverage outlets commenced operations at Changi Airport Terminal 3 over the last two months.

Local coffee shop chain Toast Box has opened an outlet in the Departure Hall, while Basement 2 has seen the addition of Cocoa & Co, a confectionery store operated by FNA Group International; Sophisca, which specialises in customised candy bouquets, shape-crafted candies and chocolates; and La Famille, which carries parent-child lookalike apparel and accessories.

Source: Changi Airport Group