SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Changi Airport handled 10 million passengers in the third quarter of this year, reaching 58.1% of its pre-COVID traffic, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said on Saturday (29 October). Stated.
In a news release, the group added that passenger movements in Southeast Asia, its largest source market, exceeded 60% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time since the onset of COVID-19.
It also saw 61,100 aircraft movements during the quarter, or 63.7% of pre-pandemic levels. This number includes airport takeoffs and landings.
Changi Airport recorded 3.42 million passengers in September, accounting for 62.6% of pre-COVID traffic for the same month in 2019.
There were 20,400 aircraft movements in the same month. This is his 65.6% of his September 2019 level, CAG said.
Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Thailand were the top markets for traffic this quarter.
The CAG added that passenger numbers to and from North America “continue to trend above pre-pandemic levels due to strong demand and increased flight numbers from Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.”
Lim Chin Kiat, the group’s managing director of air hub development, expects Changi to handle 80% of pre-COVID flights by the end of the year as more borders reopen and the travel recovery accelerates. said it does.
“This month also marks an important milestone for the airport as Changi Airport will operate all four terminals for more than two years.
“We continue to work closely with our airline partners to improve flight frequency and connectivity to better serve our passengers,” Lim said.