On 18 December 2017, Changi Airport celebrated yet another milestone – recording 60 million passenger movements in a calendar year, a first in the airport’s 36-year history. A celebratory event was held in the transit area of Terminal 2 with passengers on Scoot flight TR7 from Gold Coast, Australia – identified to be carrying the 60 millionth passenger for Changi Airport this year.
The 353 passengers on Scoot flight TR7 from Gold Coast, Australia were treated to
champagne, goodie bags and a buffet when they touched down at the airport.
Passenger traffic has increased steadily in the last 36 years. By 1986, Changi was already serving more than 10 million passengers per annum (mppa), and this increased to 20 mppa in 1994, 30 mppa in 2004, 40 mppa in 2010 and 50 mppa in 2012. In April this year, the airport recorded its 1 billionth passenger since opening.
The aviation sector continues to be a key contributor to Singapore’s economy. It provides more than 160,000 jobs, and contributes 6 percent of Singapore’s GDP . As at 1 December 2017, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to some 380 cities in about 90 countries and territories worldwide. With more than 7,000 weekly scheduled flights, an aircraft takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 90 seconds.
Today, as a leading Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), CAAS is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of over 360,000 aircraft movements at Changi Airport, and over 670,000 flights in the Singapore Flight Information Region every year.
With air traffic expected to continue growing robustly in the Asia Pacific, CAAS is continuously working with our aviation partners to ensure we build capacity ahead of future air traffic demands, drive more innovation in our operations, enhance our competencies in air traffic management and create better aviation jobs.