Singapore’s Changi Airport released the operating indicators for the month of August this year and the results are mixed.
Passenger traffic at the airport totaled 4.65 million people in August 2014 which is a slight decline of 0.6 percent year-on-year, with aircraft landings and takeoffs also down by 4.2 percent to 28,360.
However, in terms of airfreight movements, Changi Airport handled 156,000 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 4.1 percent, compared to a year ago.
During the month, traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific improved, offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel.
A positive result can be found in the period of January to August 2014, where 35.84 million passenger movements were recorded at Changi Airport, 1.1 percent more than the corresponding period in 2013.
As of 1 September 2014, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 300 cities in some 70 countries and territories worldwide, with more than 6,400 weekly scheduled.
The airport has also opened some new stores inside, including a Krispy Kreme doughnut store, and a Curry Times restaurant.