Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.12 million passenger movements in June 2023, crossing five million for the first time since January 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

This was 88 per cent of the passenger movements in June 2019.

In terms of aircraft movements, a total of 27,500 landings and take-offs were recorded, about 88 per cent of the June 2019 level.

On a quarterly basis, Changi Airport saw 14.6 million passenger movements from April to June 2023, which was 87 per cent of what was registered for the second quarter of 2019.

Aircraft movements reached 81,400 or 86 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Changi Airport’s top five traffic markets for the quarter were Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. 

Passenger traffic to and from Northeast Asia continued to show steady improvement rising from around 50 per cent of pre-Covid levels in January 2023 to 75 per cent by June 2023.

Lim Ching Kiat, Changi airport group’s executive vice president for air hub and cargo development said,

“Changi Airport continues to witness steady growth in passenger traffic, with passenger movements inching closer to 90% of 2019 levels as we close the second quarter. We are pleased to have crossed the five-million mark again in June with the mid-year holiday season.

Changi has regained more than 80% of its pre-Covid city links and we look forward to strengthening connectivity to more points in Southeast Asia and China in the second half of the year.”

In the second quarter of 2023, Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo launched twice-weekly passenger services to Bhubaneswar, Changi Airport’s first city link to India’s eastern state of Odisha and 17th link to India.

Air Canada announced the resumption of its Vancouver-Singapore service in April 2024, after more than three decades since the airline last operated at Changi.

As at 1 July, 99 airlines operated more than 6,300 weekly scheduled flights at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to 148 cities in 49 countries and territories worldwide.