Changi Airport is set to break its passenger traffic record this year by adding some 130 weekly flights to existing and new flight destinations in preparation for the year-end travel peak season.
This year’s flight ramp-up is the highest offered by the airport in the last four years, and a 44 per cent increase from last year’s 90, totaling to roughly about 26,400 one-way passenger seats from Singapore to 19 destinations to be added on a weekly basis starting on the first week of November until the end of December.
130 additional new weekly flights expected to boost Changi Airport passenger traffic, set to make new records
With the massive flight ramp-up in the pipeline, the Singapore airline is eyeing to surpass its year-end record of 58.7 million passengers from the same time last year.
The flight additions will also enable travellers from Singapore to enjoy direct flights to three cities in Northern China namely Shijiazhuang, Harbin, and Yantai in Shandong province for the first time. This development will also offer more flight options to destinations within the Southeast Asian region such as Hat Yai, Clark (Philippines), Denpasar, and Kuantan.
Majority of the capacity growth experienced by Changi Airport this year came from itineraries within Asia, specifically to secondary cities in China and Southeast Asia. At the close of the year, Changi Airport will have established networks to 34 Chinese cities, serviced by 13 airlines.
The growth at Changi Airport comes as the demand for air travel in key locations such as China and India continues to wax hot, not to mention the expanding liberalization within Southeast Asia allowing airlines to increase their service reach to ASEAN nations.