Changi Airport is embracing tourism growth in and out of Singapore, with 4.09 million travellers passing through its gates in May this year, up 8.4 percent on the same month last year.
According to the airport’s latest figures, flight movements jumped eight percent during the month, with the Asian region acting a key growth driver with double digit traffic increases from Northeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East.
The growth helped push the region’s passenger movements for the first five months of the year up by 12 percent to 20.6 million.
Serving up to 100 airlines, the airport recently welcomed the launch of the new low-cost carrier Scoot Airlines – which took off for its inaugural flight to Sydney earlier this month.
The Singapore Airlines offshoot currently operates daily services to Sydney as well as five times weekly flights into the Gold Coast.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J