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Transit traffic helps push Changi Airport passenger numbers to 86,000 in July 2020

Changi Airport's passenger traffic hit 2,800 per day in July 2020, the first full month of transit approvals

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Singapore Changi Airport has announced its operating statistics for July 2020, with a 78% monthly increase in passengers to 86,000, on the back of significantly increased approvals for transit itineraries on SIA Group carriers and operators like Turkish Airlines restarting services during the month.

Overall with just 2,800 passengers per day this remains a low total, equivalent to a 98.5% reduction compared to July 2019, though it is a significant improvement on the airport’s worst ever month in May 2020, when only 24,500 passengers passed through the facility.

Air freight was down 30% on normal levels in July 2020, similar to the previous month and in line with the plateau we saw for SIA’s cargo-only services using passenger aircraft during July.

Total aircraft takeoffs and landings, including both passenger and freight flights, have continued to progressively increase since April 2020, with a 10% monthly hike seen in July 2020, however these remained 84% lower than usual.


Passenger totals

Here’s how the number of passengers passing through Changi Airport looked so far in 2020 compared to the same months in 2019.

Changi Airport
Passenger totals
(x 1,000)
(x 1,000)
January 5,660 5,950