Changi Airport Singapore Leads the Asia Pacific’s Air Travel Recovery
Air travel recovery in the Asia Pacific region is on the rise, led by Changi Airport Singapore. Recovery is only expected to pick up the pace within key markets.
Changi Airport is leading the way where international traffic and city links are concerned. Both are expected to go back to the way they were pre-Covid levels. Changi Airport Singapore is doing well in comparison to other Asia-pacific hubs like Bangkok, Incheon, and Hong Kong.
A Fundamentally Strong Air Travel Demand
Changi Airport Singapore has recovered at least 55% of its weekly passenger traffic. This percentage is what it experienced on a weekly average back in 2019. This is within the first week of July, thanks to weekly passenger services recovering more than 50% (pre-pandemic levels).
As of July 2022, Changi connects 109 cities via passenger flights. This is 65% more than what it was connected to before the pandemic. With the fundamentally strong demand for air travel, Changi’s recovery is expected to keep picking up pace. Especially within northeast Asia’s key markets that are fully reopening their borders.
Key markets here include Japan, Hong Kong, and mainland China. In order to meet this growing demand, Changi Airport Singapore will reopen Terminal 4. This will commence on 13 September, and departure operations will begin in Terminal 2’s southern wing in October.
Effectively Managing Pre-Covid Passenger Traffic
Changi Airport’s pre-Covid passenger level capacity was 80%. The opening of the terminals will allow Changi to handle the increasing passenger traffic. Changi’s aviation stakeholders are hard at work trying to increase manpower. This will ensure the airport is able to provide the traveller experience that Changi has come to be renowned for.
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