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The departure hall entrance of Singapore's Changi International Airport Terminal 3. — AFP picThe departure hall entrance of Singapore's Changi International Airport Terminal 3. — AFP picSINGAPORE, Feb 27 — Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.42 million passenger movements in January 2015, 3.8 per cent less than a year ago, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) said.

This was in tandem with aircraft movements which decreased 5.2 per cent to 28,800, it said. 

Airfreight movements rose 1.0 per cent to 151,800 for the month.

In its Operating Indicators for January 2015 released today, CAG said that passenger traffic in January last year was boosted by the Lunar New Year which fell on the last day of the month.

Notwithstanding this, traffic to and from South Asia grew 5.0 per cent in January 2015, mainly fuelled by increased travel on India routes.

Traffic between Singapore and Thailand continued to improve, rising 22 per cent for the month.

In particular, among Changi Airport’s top 10 destinations, Bangkok registered the strongest growth, up 34 per cent.

As at February 1, 2015, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 300 cities in 80 countries and territories worldwide.

With more than 6,500 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds. — Bernama

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