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Passenger traffic at Changi Airport nearly flat for H1 2015

IN the first six months of this year, Changi Airport saw 26.6 million passengers, edging up 0.2 per cent year on year.

Aircraft take-offs and landings were one per cent lower at 169,890 flights, while total cargo volume for the period inched up 0.2 per cent to 912,300 tonnes.

"Thailand traffic continued to show positive signs of a rebound, with passenger movements to and from Bangkok registering robust growth of 30 per cent in the first half of 2015," said airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG). "Bangkok has overtaken Jakarta to top the list of Changi Airport's busiest routes for the six-month period."

Other cities in the top five include Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Manila.

Colombo and Mumbai also saw robust double-digit growth in H1 2015, CAG added.

For the month of June, passenger traffic at Changi Airport edged up one per cent year on year, as 4.7 million passengers passed through the airport.

Aircraft landings and take-offs totalling 28,530 were registered, up 1.4 per cent, while air freight shipments slipped 2.2 per cent to 151,300 tonnes.