2015 ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR CHANGI AIRPORT
Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 320 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 6,800 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.
10 new destinations were added in 2015, highlighted by four new Chinese city links (Changchun, Quanzhou, Sanya and Yinchuan), strengthening Changi's position as the most connected airport in Southeast Asia to China, with a total of 31 city links to the country. In addition to these Chinese cities, Changi also saw new services to Muscat in Oman, Cairns in Australia, Lucknow in India, Luang Prabang in Laos, Pattaya (U-Tapao) in Thailand and Cin cinnati in the United States, a new freighter link.
Changi Airport's total yearly cargo throughput was 1.85 million tonnes. There continues to be growth in niche cargo segments. For instance, there was strong double-digit growth in the pharmaceuticals cargo segment, which registered a 44% growth on-year in 2015.
Most recently, Changi Airport has been voted the World's Best Airport by air travellers for the fourth year in a row at the Skytrax 2016 World Airport Awards, held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Cologne, Germany. This is the 7th time that Changi Airport has picked up this top title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
INCREASING CHANGI'S CONNECTIVITY TO AFRICA WITH AIR MAURITIUS
On 15 March 2016, Changi Airport celebrated a significant development in our connectivity to Africa with the launch of three-weekly non-stop flights between Mauritius and Singapore by Air Mauritius. The new service to Mauritius, which is operated with an Airbus A330200 aircraft, marks a significant milestone as it builds a new air corridor between Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Singapore and Mauritius can be gateways for each other into the respective regions. From its Mauritius Flub, Air Mauritius can connect passengers to destinations such as Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Maputo, Madagascar and the Reunion Islands. On the other end of the route, Changi Airport offers passengers multiple destination options through its dense connectivity into the Asia Pacific region.
SINGAPORE AS AFRICA'S SPRINGBOARD INTO ASIA PACIFIC
Point-to-point air passenger traffic between Singapore and Africa...