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Singapore Changi Airport posted steady growth in passenger volume in June and the first half of the year, while airfreight registered a continued decline in throughput for the same periods.

The airport registered 5.82 million passenger movements in June 2019, which is 4.5% higher than in the same period last year. For the first half of the year, 33.2 million passenger movements were logged, a 3.6% year-on-year increase.

Airfreight throughput declined 5.1% to 162,000 tonnes for the month compared to June last year. Cargo volume also contracted in the first half of the year, down 5.7% to 983,000 tonnes as against the first six months of 2018.

In June, all regions registered growth, except South Asia, which saw a decline of 3%. Among Changi’s top 10 markets, Japan (+12%) and China (+8%) led the gainers. Shanghai was the fastest growing among Changi’s top 10 destinations, rising 19%.

For the first half of the year, eight out of Changi’s top 10 markets recorded growth. Japan registered the strongest performance (+11%) while traffic to and from Indonesia (-1%) and Thailand (-2%) was weaker.

As at July 1, 2019, more than 120 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide.

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