May 2020 certainly went down in history as Changi Airport’s worst ever month, with only 24,500 passengers – equivalent to less than 800 each day. The airport will no doubt be pleased to see the first uptick since COVID-19 took hold, with June 2020 data released today showing a 97% monthly increase to 48,200 passengers.
That’s still a very low 1,600 per day through the airport’s remaining two operating terminals, however, a fraction of the usual 190,000 passengers per day based on June 2019 data and equivalent to a 99.2% drop.
Air freight was down 31% on normal levels in June 2020, its best performance in three months, with a 9% increase compared to May 2020.
Total aircraft takeoffs and landings, including both passenger and freight flights, also increased by 7% since May, but remained 85% lower than usual.
Here’s how the number of passengers passing through Changi Airport looked so far in 2020 compared to the same months in 2019.