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Changi passenger traffic in March down 2.5%

Drop attributed to reduction in long- haul capacity and Bangkok situation

[SINGAPORE] Changi Airport handled 4.49 million passengers in March, down 2.5 per cent year on year, dragged down by a reduction in long-haul capacity and political tensions in Bangkok.

The number of aircraft movements rose 2.5 per cent to 29,100 landings and take-offs, said airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG), while the volume of cargo shipments processed slipped 1.3 per cent to 169,800 tonnes.

"Socio-political factors continued to weigh down on travel demand on some routes while a reduction...

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