RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR SINGAPORE CHANGI AS TRAFFIC HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
Singapore Changi Airport set another major milestone today, handling more than 60 million passengers in a calendar year for the first time in its history.
Operator, Changi Airport Group (CAG), believes that the achievement underpins the gateway’s status as one of the world’s major air hubs.
A celebratory event was held in the transit area of Terminal 2 this afternoon with passengers on Scoot flight TR7 from Gold Coast, Australia – identified to be carrying the 60 millionth passenger for Changi Airport this year.
The event was attended by representatives from Changi Airport Group, Scoot and other airport partners.
Prizes were given out to six lucky passengers on board TR7, who participated in a quiz game upon arrival in Changi Airport.
These prizes were selected from Changi’s wide range of retail offerings, and included brand names like Apple, Bottega Veneta, Cle de Peau, La Prairie, Lee Hwa, Omega, SK-II, Sony and Tumi.
The winners also each received a pair of round-trip tickets to selected Scoot destinations, including Honolulu and Athens.
Passengers on the flight were treated to a buffet spread and received goodie bags, which included a $60 Changi Gift Card.
Result of hard work and dedication of airport community
CAG’s CEO, Lee Seow Hiang, said: “We commemorate an important milestone in 2017 with record passenger traffic of more than 60 million.
“It is a proud moment for all of us in the airport community and is the result of years of hard work and dedication to grow the Changi air hub to what it is today.
“It was only in 2012 that we marked our 50 million milestone. Five years on, we have increased annual traffic by 20 per cent or 10 million.
“We share this achievement with our airline partners who have shown their strong support for Changi Airport, adding capacity to their Singapore routes and expanding connectivity from Changi.
“We will continue to work closely with them to grow their business and operations in Singapore.
“With the new Terminal 4, and our upcoming development projects such as the expansion of Terminal 1, the Changi East project as well as a new passenger terminal at Seletar Airport, we are ensuring that our country’s airports continue to have sufficient capacity to meet the region’s demand for air travel in the decades ahead, and contribute to Singapore’s economic success in the long run.”
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