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Changi Airport April passenger, aircraft movements, cargo shipments increase
SINGAPORE Changi Airport handled 5.17 million passenger movements in April, a 7.8 per cent year-on-year increase.
Aircraft movements were 3.8 per cent higher at 30,570 landings and take-offs, while cargo shipments grew 4.4 per cent to reach 171,720 tonnes, compared with the same period last year.
Passenger traffic for the month of April was boosted by growth across all regions except the Middle East. Nine out of Changi's top 20 country markets registered double-digit growth, including India (up 16 per cent), Indonesia (up 16 per cent) and Malaysia (up 11 per cent).
The group said that Changi Airport registered its one billionth passenger in April 2017 since its opening in July 1981. Changi Airport also handled more than two million tonnes of airfreight (up 7 per cent) for the 12 months ending April 2017, a new record in the airport's history.
"Growth was across all flows - imports, exports and transshipment. Changi's key airfreight segments include aerospace parts, perishables, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce cargo," it said.