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Changi passenger traffic up 9.2% in April, driven partly by Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia

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TRAFFIC at Singapore's Changi Airport rose 9.2 per cent year on year in April as the airport handled 4.79 million passengers.

TRAFFIC at Singapore's Changi Airport rose 9.2 per cent year on year in April as the airport handled 4.79 million passengers.

Aircraft movements were 4.3 per cent higher at 29,460 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments increased 7.2 per cent to reach 164,530 tonnes, said airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG).

"Passenger traffic during the month was supported by double-digit growth in air travel to and from North East Asia, South East Asia and Africa, offset by weaker performance on American routes," said CAG. "Traffic between Singapore and all of Changi's top 10 country markets grew during the month, with China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam increasing by more than 10 per cent."

In particular, China traffic growth was at 23 per cent.

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