Changi Airport November Traffic Up 7.4 Percent

December 22, 2011

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Passenger traffic at Singapore's Changi Airport rose 7.4 percent in November from a year ago, helped by stronger numbers from Northeast Asia and the Middle East, the city-state's airport operator said on Thursday.

Passenger traffic reached 3.89 million in November, the Changi Airport Group said in a statement. Passenger growth was slower compared to October's 8.3 percent year-on-year increase.

Budget travel contributed the biggest growth with a 27.2 percent jump in November from the year-ago period. Passenger traffic on full-service carriers grew only 1.9 percent.

Changi Airport Group said that its cargo handling volume saw an increase of 4.6 percent in November from the year-ago period with 160,200 tonnes handled.

Singapore's Changi Airport serves over 100 airlines and is a base for several carriers including Singapore Airlines, Tiger Airways and Qantas's JetStar Asia.

(Reuters)