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    Jul 29, 2016

    Changi Airport posts 8% rise in passenger volume

    A TOTAL of 28.8 million passengers passed through Changi Airport in the first six months of the year, according to the latest statistics released by the Changi Airport Group (CAG) yesterday.

    This was an 8 per cent jump from the same period last year, with all the airport's top 10 country markets registering growth.

    China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam led the pack with double-digit increases.

    Meanwhile, aircraft movements rose 4.7 per cent to 177,810 while airfreight movements were up 4.2 per cent to reach 950,250 tonnes.

    According to CAG, June saw the airport handle 4.84 million passenger movements - a 3 per cent increase from last year.

    The Americas, North-east Asia and South-west Pacific were the main regions driving growth in June, with China and Australia leading the gainers among the airport's top 10 markets with 16 per cent and 7 per cent respectively.

    As of July 1, over 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport.

    They connect Singapore to some 330 cities in 80 countries and territories.

    CAG said there are more than 6,800 scheduled flights a week, with an aircraft taking off or landing every 90 seconds.