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Changi Airport achieves record quarterly traffic in Q3 after 3.9% rise in Sept

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Singapore Changi Airport said on Thursday that it handled 4.42 million passengers in September 2015, an increase of 3.9 per cent year on year.

CHANGI Airport said on Thursday that it handled 4.42 million passengers in September 2015, an increase of 3.9 per cent year on year.

As a result, the airport registered a total of 14.3 million passenger traffic movements in the third quarter, up 5.8 per cent from a year ago.

"Boosted by an increase in passengers travelling with low-cost carriers following a period of depressed demand, this also represents the highest-ever traffic Changi has achieved in a quarter," Changi Airport said.

For the quarter, traffic was positive for nine of Changi Airport's top 10 country markets, with China registering the strongest growth of 14.9 per cent year on year.

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Passenger movements between Singapore and Indonesia declined 0.4 per cent even as Indonesia remained Changi's top market for the period, followed by Malaysia, China, Australia and Thailand.

In the first nine months of 2015, 40.9 million passengers travelled through the airport, 2.1 per cent more than the same period a year ago.

Jakarta continued to top the list of Changi Airport's busiest routes so far this year, followed closely by Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila. Traffic between Singapore and Bangkok has registered growth of more than 20 per cent year-to-date, the highest among Changi's top 20 destinations.

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