Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew 1.9% on-year in October 2014, with 4.49 million passengers passing through the airport. There was a 2.1% increase in airfreight movements, with 159,700 tonnes of cargo handled during the month. Aircraft landings and takeoffs decreased by 3.7% to 28,380.
Passenger traffic to and from South Asia was particularly strong during the month, rising 14% on year, with India traffic increasing 17%. Thailand traffic reversed its trend after 11 months of decline, inching up 1% for the month. Passenger movements between Singapore and China rose an encouraging 5%, while demand was also strong on services to and from Hong Kong (+7%) and Vietnam (+10%).
For the period of January to October 2014, 44.58 million passenger movements were registered at Changi Airport, 1.0% more than the corresponding period in 2013. Cargo shipments grew by 0.5% to 1.53 million tonnes while aircraft movements were stable at 283,650 for the same period.
New Stores and Re-openings – Travellers looking for personal healthcare and beauty products just before they fly, can head to the new Watson’s store in the Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge. Over in the public areas, Unity, one of the leading retail pharmacy chains in Singapore, offers a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical products at its first airport outlet, located in the Basement 2 level of Terminal 3.
After the completion of refurbishment works, local breakfast specialist Wang Café resumed operations in the transit areas of Terminal 2, its third outlet at Changi Airport. Chinta Manis, renowned for its range of Nonya kuehs, desserts and local Peranakan delights, also reopened its outlet in the T2 Departure Transit Lounge