OREANDA-NEWS. Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.92 million passenger movements in August 2016, a decline of 0.6% year-on-year. Aircraft movements were 2.2% higher at 30,260 landings and takeoffs, while cargo shipments rose 7.6% to reach 163,150 tonnes compared to the same period last year.

For the month, passenger traffic on China and Korea routes was particularly strong, rising by more than 7% in both cases. Overall, traffic in August 2016 was relatively steady compared to a year ago when Singapore celebrated her Golden Jubilee with many activities; there was also a four-day extended weekend then. Traffic had increased 6.6% in August 2015.

August was the second busiest month for Changi Airport so far in 2016 – just behind July’s total of 5.18 million. For the first eight months of the year, Changi Airport registered 6.5% more passenger movements, with growth underpinned by Southeast Asia (+8.9%) and Northeast Asia (+10.5%) traffic.

As at 1 September 2016, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 330 cities in about 80 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 6,800 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.

Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic.  It served a record 55.4 million passengers from around the globe in 2015.  More than 360 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across three terminals to cater to passengers and visitors.  With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 320 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.