Changi Airport October Pax Up 8.3 Percent

November 23, 2011

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Passenger traffic at Singapore's Changi Airport rose 8.3 percent in October from a year ago, helped by stronger numbers from Northeast and South Asia, the city-state's airport operator said on Wednesday. Passenger traffic in October reached 3.88 million, the Changi Airport Group said in a statement. October's passenger growth was slower than September's 12.5 percent increase.

Budget travel contributed the biggest growth with a 24.8 percent jump in October from the year-ago period. Passenger traffic on full service carriers grew only 3.2 percent.

Changi Airport Group said that its cargo handling volume saw an increase of 0.4 percent in October from the year-ago period with 163,100 tonnes handled.

Changi Airport serves 100 airlines with more than 6,100 weekly flights.

(Reuters)