More than 510,000 passengers travelled between Singapore and China in August, making it the first month passenger traffic between the two countries exceeded 500,000 since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Based on figures released by airport operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) on Sunday, passenger traffic to and from China rebounded in August to 72% of pre-pandemic levels. In August 2019, there were 713,000 passenger movements between the two countries.
The August passenger traffic figures were also more than seven times that for January, when there were just 69,000 passenger movements between Singapore and China.
In August, there were about 2,600 scheduled passenger flights between Singapore and China that departed from or landed at Changi Airport. That represents a 76% recovery from pre-Covid-19 levels.
Changi’s top three markets by traffic for the first eight months of 2023 were Indonesia, Malaysia and China.
China now forms 10% of the airport’s total traffic.
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