Changi Airport reaches new milestone

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2014 proved to be a strong year for Singapore’s Changi Airport, as it managed 54.1 million passenger movements throughout the year, the figure is the most in its 33-year history.

The number was also a 0.7 per cent increase compared to the whole of 2013, another strong sign was in cargo volumes as they reached 1.84 million tonnes for the year.

Despite overcapacity issues and depressed yields facing the aviation industry in the region, passenger traffic at Changi Airport grew, albeit at a more moderated rate compared to previous years.

More than 7.5 million passengers in 2014 came from Indonesia as the country continued to be the airport’s top country market, followed by Malaysia, Australia, Thailand and China.

In terms of Changi’s busiest routes, the top 10 destinations remained unchanged with Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila taking the top five spots.

Changi Airport continued to be viewed favourably among travellers when it was voted the World’s Best Airport for the second consecutive year at the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

In total for 2014, Changi Airport received 24 best airport awards during the year, including Business Traveller’s Best Airport in the World award for the 27th year running. In recognition of its excellence in route and network development, CAG was honoured by airline representatives with the Routes Airline Marketing Award in the ‘Over 50 million passengers’ category, at the 2014 World Routes Conference.

Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
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