Changi picks up record arrivals

Singapore welcomed a record number of visitors last month, with 4.28 million travellers passing through Changi Airport.

The 15.3 percent increase in traffic compared to the third month last year was ushered in by 10.6 percent extra aircraft movements touching down and taking off at the Singaporean airport.

Strong travel demand emerged from Europe, the Middle East as well as South Asia and Northeast Asia, with each region experiencing double digit growth compared to the same month 2011, according to airport statistics.

In total for the first three months of 2012, the airport has welcomed 12.3 million passengers, a 12.9 percent jump on the corresponding period last year.

Despite the increase in passengers, airfreight took a tip during March this year with 1.8 percent less tonnes carried through while the first three months have seen a 0.6 percent decline in freight movements.

During March this year the airline also welcomed the fourth airline to fly in the jumbo-jet A380 into Singapore, with Air France utilising the aircraft on flights between France and the Asian country.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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